Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Wingate University

Kim Williams Communications Writer

Wingate, N.C. – The Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library at Wingate University will host Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol read by readers from Waxhaw’s Storefront Theatre. The reading will be held on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the library on campus.

Melvin Faris, Judy Simpson Cook and David Michael will present this Dickens tale of Scrooge discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Meet the generous Mr. Fezziwig, Belle and Tiny Tim. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres and guests will have the opportunity to view the Ethel K. Smith Library festively decorated for the holiday season.

Reservations are required. General admission is $10 per person. Contact Christy Inge at or 704-233-8091.

About Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past five years. For more information, go to