Monday, November 18, 2013
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

Marshall Recreation Center and First-Year Residence Halls partner to bring Christmas joy to Tri-State

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall Recreation Center and the Marshall University First-Year Residence Halls have partnered this holiday season to help local agencies and children in the Huntington community.

Rec the Halls with Holiday Hopes can be compared to an “Angel Tree,” full of Christmas wishes made by children from local agencies such as Golden Girl, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, A.D. Lewis Community Center, the June Montgomery Harless Children’s Home and NECCO, said Michele Muth, assistant director of the Rec Center.

The wishes are hung on a tree in the lobby of the Marshall Recreation Center, as well as in the First-Year Residence Halls. Students and members of the community alike are encouraged to take a tag from the tree, purchase the gift listed on the wish, and bring the gift back with the tag that was attached to the tree. Stop by the Rec or one of the First Year-Residence Halls to make a child’s wish come true! 

A wrapping party will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, to wrap the gifts for the agencies.  Donations of wrapping paper and other supplies are needed and greatly appreciated. Volunteers can stop by between classes or after the work day—any amount of time can help. Volunteers will be rewarded with snacks and drinks while enjoying each other’s company in a festive atmosphere.

For more information call Muth at 304-696-2943 or e-mail


For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197