DWCU Community Celebrated Christmas in Grand Gathering
Start of Christmas vacation kicked off with incessant parties
Parents, employees, and students of Divine Word College of Urdaneta made December 14 an event worth remembering via activities like Social Bingo, Class Christmas Party, and the culminating event of the day, the DWCU Employees Christmas Party.
Before the students and their advisers had their own Christmas parties, the community took this day as an opportunity to gather and celebrate a different kind of party at St. Michael Gymnasium through the Bingo Social, an activity sponsored by the PTA. Led by no other than Mr. Julio Parayno III, PTA and Alumni President, the PTA went all-out in giving something in return by
giving the proceeds of the Bingo Social to the teachers and non-teaching personnel of DWCU. Different prize money was given for each round of the game, the highest which was 5,000 pesos. The second year high school students provided the entertainment part of the event with their Christmas-themed intermission numbers.
Sir Louise Lorian served as the Game Master of the said affair.
The end of the said gathering begins with the start of another celebration and that is the Homeroom Christmas Party of the different departments of DWCU. Each group had their parties in the different areas of the campus. It was a great opportunity for the students and teachers to savor the foods they brought to feast upon and a great moment to cherish the memories they impart to each other from the time they had their parlor games, skits of ala-Boy Pickup in proportion up to the time they hand out their gifts not only to their monito or monita but also to their friends and teachers as well. At the end of the day, the students left for the start of their Christmas vacation anticipating the coming of 2012 with high hopes.
If for the students the party was already over, for the DWCU employees, it was just about to begin.
All the hustle and bustle from morning till afternoon of December 14 won’t keep the teachers and non-teaching personnel drained of all their energies. They still have until evening to enjoy the party which was exclusively for them.
Each department: elementary, high school, college, and non-teaching had the chance to show their competitive dancing prowess through different novelty songs. That was just the beginning because it was not only a competition in dancing talent but also in parlor games adeptness. It was all a worthwhile moment to enjoy the company of each other breaking from the routines that each employee was used to. Even the SVD Fathers led by Fr. Gil T. Manalo, the school president, took the stage to present their own song number. During the party, a photo montage of the employees with their families was also presented as a tribute and symbolism of the community coming together to be united in celebrating this special day as a family.
Prizes given by different sponsors were also raffled during the party. Some were somehow lucky to be picked while others were so much lucky for the prizes they have won. To end the evening, gifts were exchanged, community singing transpired, and greetings were exchanged with each other.
As each employee go home to their real families, they brought something to impart to them with what they had about December 14, be it food, gifts, or something like a story – an experience they had with parents, students, and their colleagues of this eventful day.
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