Gannon University Holds 15th Annual Light Up A.J.’s Way Event
Posted: December 2, 2016
Gannon University will light up the Christmas season with the
15th annual Light Up A.J.'s Way event on Friday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
The event is held by Gannon's Activities Programming Board
(APB), which partners with the Erie chapter of Make-A-Wish to help
raise money for the organization. Each year, an honorary
Make-A-Wish child flips the switch to light the thousands of lights
that have been strung on the trees throughout the walkway, turning
it into a holiday wonderland. This year the students raised $1,500
for the organization.
The students of APB have been busy planning for the event and
are looking forward to sharing in the experience with the
community. "It has meant a lot to me for the opportunity to plan
the event for this year," said Jillian Chezosky, Kaleidescope Chair
of APB. "I think it is important that APB supports an organization
with such a good cause. It is a tradition at Gannon and a great
There will be caroling before the lighting ceremony, with
cookies and hot chocolate being served in Gannon's Beyer Hall
following the event.
This event is free and open to the Gannon and Erie communities
and will be held on A.J.'s Way is located between West Seventh and
West Eighth streets between Peach and Sassafras streets.