SFB approves funds for December holiday event

By Kelly Johnson
Correspondent

The College will once again host a holiday celebration this December in the Brower Student Center. (Tim Lee / Photo Editor)
The College will once again host a holiday celebration this December in the Brower Student Center. (Tim Lee / Photo Editor)

The holidays will be here soon and the Student Finance Board (SFB) granted the College Union Board (CUB) $18,994.50 to hold the event “TCNJ for the Holidays,” this holiday season at the Nov. 4 meeting.

This annual tradition at the College incorporates seven different religions and holidays to give the feeling of being “home” for the holidays.

The theme last year was “Welcome to our Winter Wonderland.”

Representatives from each religion will assist in preparing for the event.

“We won?t have any issues with staffing,” said Allie Binaco, junior English major and finance director of CUB.

Attractions for the event include making crafts which will be donated to local charities, holiday treats and baked goods, a giant gingerbread house and more. The tentative date for this event is Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 7-10 p.m., however CUB is making efforts to push the date to the following day.

SFB also granted All College Theatre $540 to be used for travel reimbursement for professional director Daniel Student, who uses mass transit because he does not own a car.

The College hires a professional director for the spring show every year, and Student was hired to direct this year?s “Mr. Marmalade.” Student previously directed “Star Wars! The Musical” at the College two years ago.

The Catholic Campus Ministry?s (CCM) request for $448 to hold Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week had to be tabled for a later date. CCM did not show up to the Nov. 4 meeting to present their request, and were unable to appear after being reached.