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BCF Press Release

BCF USHERS IN THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH MUSIC AND HOLIDAY HERITAGE FESTIVAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 26, 2019


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BCF Music and Worship Division Bill Davis leads the congregation in celebrating Christ's birth.

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Cane grinding and syrup making and the horse and buggy rides are always two of the favorite activities during the Holiday Heritage Festival.

The Music and Worship Division of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville brought the Christmas season to a resounding start with two performances of their annual Christmas musical on Thursday, November 21, and Friday, November 22. "A Festival of Music" featured a collection of contemporary arrangements and Christmas favorites presented by the BCF College Choir, College Singers, Guitar Ensemble, Orchestra, and members from the First Baptist Church and Damascus Baptist Church of Graceville. The audience reminisced of family traditions and the beautiful sounds of Christmas in anticipation of the Birth of Christ so wonderfully portrayed by the musical performance conducted by BCF Music and Worship Division Chair Bill Davis.

"The Christmas music and Heritage Festival are the high point of my year of celebration," stated BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen. "Our hearts seem a little softer, and our attitudes seem far more forgiving. This is really how it should be, because in these events we are celebrating the birth and life of our Lord Jesus Christ."

On Friday, immediately following the musical performance, campus visitors were invited to participate in the annual Holiday Heritage Festival taking place in the historic Heritage Village. Accompanied by the favorite sounds of Christmas throughout the village, skilled artisans demonstrated their time-honored crafts and had their trade items available for purchase. Local elementary school students were greeted by BCF Teacher Education Division students dressed in time appropriate attire who introduced the historic buildings and explained the significance of maintaining their heritage and understanding their historic value.

With picture perfect weather, visitors enjoyed a wonderful time of fellowship under the recently dedicated pavilion in the Village. Guests were provided with apple cider or bottled water and a menu of homemade chili, hot dogs, pound cake, brownies, cookies, and chicken purleu prepared by the wives of BCF faculty and staff. Accepting donations only from the food items, a total of $1390 was collected for the BCF scholarship fund, making it possible for students to continue taking classes in the fields of leadership, psychology, education, music, business, and ministry.

While soaking up the various learning opportunities by the education division, enjoying the Christmas music provided by BCF's WFBU LP Radio Station, and appreciating the skilled craft demonstrations offered during the Holiday Heritage Festival, visitors on the campus express their appreciation for such a delightful morning on The Baptist College of Florida campus.

For more information on upcoming events such as the Hoppers, Denver and the Mile-High Orchestra, and Clarinet Recital to be held at The Baptist College of Florida, please call 800.328.2660 or visit the website at www.baptistcollege.edu.