Lori Tate’s Holiday Gift to Davidson
This story falls into the ICYMI category (In Case You Missed It), a familiar social-media practice that brings attention to something readers may have missed. Lori K. Tate’s story in Our State Magazine this month—”12 Days of Christmas”—checks all those boxes for News of Davidson.
A freelance writer and blogger (Winks of Goodness), spouse, and mom of tweener twins, Lori is a native North Carolinian who is former editor of Lake Norman Currents. She now edits the alumni magazine for Queens University of Charlotte. In Our State, she highlights not only the Town’s cherished tradition of Christmas in Davidson, but this year’s careful planning to shape our holiday festival to meet the all-important safety conditions required during the Covid-19 pandemic.
She writes, “For the past 32 holiday seasons, this three-day festival has taken place during the first weekend of December in the cozy college town a little more than 20 miles north of Charlotte. But this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Christmas in Davidson will take on a different shape and size: Organizers have reimagined the huge holiday tradition as something smaller and safer.”
Lori gifted Davidson with her story, and with her permission, NOD boldly regifts it to our readers—in case you missed it.
A professional communicator with a long career in higher education, Meg now consults and volunteers in areas where words and images work together to tell a story. She's a proud member of Davidson's Class of 1977 and lives nearby with her husband, Don, Davidson professor emeritus of biology, with whom she shares a family grown by kinship and choice.