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Milton Hershey School Drives Through the Homestead Light Show

On the third day of Christmas… Homestead Light Show

Milton Hershey School President Pete Gurt ’85 and his wife, Jane, provided a Winter Wonderland to our students and Home Life staff. Decorated in red, green, white, and blue holidays lights, the Homestead—where our home and school began—was open for a private drive-thru light show the evening of Monday, Dec. 7.

MHS Holiday Light Show at the Homestead

Each year, the Homestead is neatly decorated for the holidays, which is a long-standing tradition at MHS. This year, the MHS grounds and structural trades crews stepped it up to make the lighting even more spectacular than years prior.

MHS President Gurt '85 and wife, Jane at the Homestead Light Show

“We’ve planned a series of surprises to give our students a magical holiday season,” Gurt said. “Every student deserves to feel appreciated, cared for, and special.”

Santa at the Homestead Light Show

The Homestead light show drive-thru also included a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Sparty. As the student home vans exited the route, each home received a box of sweet treats from the President’s Office.

Holiday Sweet Treats from the Gurts at the Homestead Light Show

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