Fantasy of Lights workday brings in community for repairs

The @MidwesternState Priddy Scholars are up early on a Saturday morning, helping to prep for Fantasy of Lights. #gen1MSU pic.twitter.com/dKSRmrG9hq — M.O.R.E. at MSU (@moreMSU) October 7, 2017 About 100 people volunteered to help paint, sweep and clean off the exhibits for the Fantasy of … [Read more...]

Elementary school choirs sing at Fantasy of Lights

Lights are on, get them ready. On the steps, at Hardin. It's a cute little sight, the children singing tonight. Jack Frost nipping at their nose. The children of Fain, Wichita Falls Independent School District, Ben Milam Elementary School choirs warmed up the chilly night at 6 p.m. with Christmas … [Read more...]

Fantasy of Lights spreads holiday cheer

OUR VIEW: Everyone should take a walk around campus to see the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights this winter.Before Thanksgiving break, the annual MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opened on Nov. 21. With 20,000 beautiful lights and 35 entertaining, exciting holiday displays, this is an event that everyone … [Read more...]

Fantasy of Lights brings holiday excitement to Wichita Falls

The Fantasy of Lights is open from dusk until 11 p.m. Nov. 21 - Dec. 25 The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opened Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. with chimes from the Hardin Bell Tower. Then, two minutes before the scheduled 6 p.m. start time, University President Suzanne Shipley, came out, welcomed the crowed of … [Read more...]

8 MSU students volunteer at Fantasy of Lights workshop

Peter Pan and Captain Hook. Cinderella and her pumpkin coach. Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Santa and his reindeer. Just a few of the exhibits that were brought out, washed off and repainted this past Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Fantasy of Lights workshop. Eight MSU students — and dozens of … [Read more...]

Alumni invited to Fantasy of Lights

Fantasy of Lights is back on campus and is inviting the MSU Alumni Association to come Dec. 8 for a free event at 5:30 pm. Alumni classes get the chance to look at the displays, go into the Hardin administration Building for hot cider, hot chocolate, sweet treats, and to get a picture made with … [Read more...]

Interview with Don Henschel

FOL Interview from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. RELATED STORIES Setting up Fantasy of Lights takes more than 600 hours 40 years of holiday cheer kicks off with three concerts Music of the Hardin bell tower Jesse Rogers' last turn at Fantasy of Lights Fantasy of Lights funded through … [Read more...]

40 years of holiday cheer kicks off with three concerts

Setting up Fantasy of Lights from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Toys from the Toy Story movies came to life and danced to the series' classic “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” as hundreds of onlookers walked through the opening reception of the 40th anniversary Fantasy of Lights display Nov. 24, on the … [Read more...]

New 5K run to help fund holiday display

More than 90 years ago the Burns family started a tradition of putting Christmas displays in their front yard. After Mr. and Mrs. Burns died the displays were put away for three years, until the Burns home town Archer City offered the displays to MSU under the conditions that it would be in memory … [Read more...]

Jesse Rogers’ last turn at Fantasy of Lights

Rogers FOL from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. With his tenure as president coming to an end, University President Jesse Rogers reflects on some of his first memories about the Fantasy of Lights. "When I moved here in 1967, as a young professor in chemistry, I had a small daughter and we actually … [Read more...]