Rod Light | December 20, 2018

Gifts of music, smiles, and cheer to our neighbors in San Dimas express the values and mission of Life Pacific in our city.

As the community of San Dimas gathered on the first Saturday of December for the San Dimas Downtown Holiday Extravaganza, Life Pacific College was there, celebrating with friends and neighbors.

The Life Pacific presence involved a host of people representing the values and programs of the college in the city that we call home.

Photos of students walking in the San Dimas Holiday Extravaganza parade.On the main stage, two travel teams of the LIFE Worship Collective played 30 minute sets each and the Life Pacific Choir performed musical selections that they have been working on throughout the fall semester.

Life Pacific College has been proud to call the City of San Dimas home for 28 years. President Jim J. Adams, says he is especially excited about LP’s participation in this year’s fesitivites as Life Pacific officially becomes the city’s four-year university when the college transitions to Life Pacific University next summer.

As this year’s San Dimas Holiday Parade stepped off under the theme, “Sparkle San Dimas,” Warrior Basketball, Volleyball, Wrestling, and Cross-country teams shared high fives with the crowd, distributing candy and stress balls bearing the LP logo. Our student athletes already enjoy a positive presence in the community because of their Christian service projects and sports camps and were a welcome addition to the parade route this year.

In addition to student athletes and musicians, Life Pacific College was also represented in the parade by the Student Government leadership team led by ASG President, Shealyn Vercellono, the Office of Admissions staff, and President Adams and his President’s Council.

“As our presence in the City of San Dimas continues to grow and our service projects in the area continue, we will develop stronger partnerships and alliances for the future,” says Vice President of Enrollment and Chief Communications Officer Angie Richey. She believes our involvement in the San Dimas Holiday Extravaganza is a natural fit for the college community to share the love of Christ with our city.

Photo of LPC students singing on stage during San Dimas Holiday Extravaganza Parade.Worship Arts and Ministry program director Dr. Steven Felix-Jager says, “I love that LPC was able to have a strong presence at this holiday event. This is our community, so being able to give back and play some great music is awesome!”

The Holiday Extravaganza also included a skating rink, hayride, children's train ride, carnival games, dueling snow slides, food trucks, and vendor fair.

Life Pacific faculty, staff, and students are already planning for next year’s event in hopes of finding new ways to effectively serve the city and our neighbors during a holiday season that is so important to our mission, our faith, and the future of Life Pacific University.