West Visayas State University facilitated by the University Student Council (USC) held their December Blast with this year’s theme: Once upon a Time at West, last December 12,2016 at WVSU grandstand.
Students from different colleges and even visitors gathered at the venue as the program started with few mini games prepared by the USC. DJs started to heat up the place with their unique mixes of songs.
“it is a right thing to start the Christmas season with activities like this. Especially, the most awaited by everyone, the turning on of Christmas lights. Let us witness this moment but at the same time, express our appreciation to the organizers, for in one way or another, they are able to share joy forth this Christmas time”, said Dr. Bobby Gerardo, WVSU Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Gerardo believed that Christmas is the time for enjoyment and cheerfulness. It is time when friends and families get closer and a time for students to wake up eagerly for they get a lot of presents in Christmas.
The activities during the program were Daigon contest, CinePaskwa and Christmas Village Competitions that were participated by the colleges throughout the University.
Also, the JCI Regatta Foundation entertained the students with their daigon. Sharing the spirit of Christmas in their own way, they sang five songs continuously that gave chills to the audience who were listening to them.
“This year has been a good one for the University.Tonight please enjoy the spectacles of Christmas by embracing the beauty of Christmas lights and lanterns to be displayed all over the campus”, Dr. Gerardo said before ending his speech.
Although it rained, the students stayed on their seats showing full support to the most awaited part of the program the opening of lights. Everyone was seen excited as the emcee started the countdown. At arounf 7pm the WVSU officially announced the opening of lights. Bedazzled by the colorful Christmas lights, the students never hesiteted to clap their hands upon seeing the lights.
The activity ended with an astounding fireworks display.