On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Miss Texas College, Relicia Morrison, began a new tradition on the 124-year-old campus, the Tree Filled with Angels. “This program is the beginning of a new tradition for future Miss Texas Colleges, as well as the school, one that embodies the spirit of this institution,” Morrison said. This project has been in the works since being crowned in October. In hopes of spreading holiday cheer throughout the Tyler community, she organized a program to give gifts to underprivileged children this holiday season. Morrison charged students, faculty and staff to choose a child, or “angel”, from the Texas College Christmas Tree to buy presents for children who may not have had anything to open on Christmas morning. In an emotional appeal, Morrison explained her passion, “I chose to do this event because I am passionate about helping everyone, especially children. The importance of this is to serve those who are less fortunate than ourselves. I believe that is our main purpose in this life.”
The event culminated with a program hosted in the McKinney Hall Connector to present the families with the gifts collected from the Texas College Family. Miss Morrison’s Tree Filled with Angels successfully served over 50 different families, providing gifts for each child.