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December 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

Arts & Sciences Team Wins with Leg Lamp

“Creativity and style gave a team from Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences a leg — or in this case, a leg lamp — up on its competition at this year’s Gingerbread House Decorating Contest,” wrote Angela Woodward in the Dec. 21 Athens Messenger and Compass.

The Arts & Sciences team chose the theme of "A Christmas Story" on the movie's 30th anniversary.

The Arts & Sciences team chose the theme of “A Christmas Story” on the movie’s 30th anniversary.

The six-member team’s tribute to the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” took top honors at Wednesday’s seventh annual competition, hosted by Ohio University Culinary Services and held at the West 82 Food Court in Baker University Center.

Thirteen teams from throughout the University competed in this year’s contest — the highest turnout to date for the event, according to Dan Pittman, assistant director of auxiliary sales….

Team College of Arts and Sciences’ winning entry commemorated the 30th anniversary of the holiday film “A Christmas Story.” The centerpiece of the entry was the lamp shaped like a woman’s leg wearing a fishnet stocking that was featured in the film. Surrounding the leg lamp were little snippets from the film, including a Red Ryder BB Gun, a bar of soap, Ralphie wearing a pink bunny outfit, and a snowman with its carrot nose stuck to a pretzel pole.

Team member Charlene Deininger, a transfer advisor in the college, came up with the idea for the winning design — despite, she said, hating “A Christmas Story” and being from Cleveland, where the movie was filmed.

“But everyone knows that movie and loves it, and this year marks the film’s 30th anniversary,” she said.

 

The Arts & Sciences team, from left: Keely Hultz, Jessica DeMory, Linda Schoeppner, Charlene Deininger and Lori Bauer

The Arts & Sciences team, from left: Keely Hultz, Jessica DeMory, Linda Schoeppner, Charlene Deininger and Lori Bauer

Read the entire story in the Messenger.

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