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Shining up the season

December 8, 2018

BULLHEAD CITY — Mohave Community College put its own shine on the holiday season with the annual MCC Shines event Thursday night.

The Christmas-themed event at MCC’s Bullhead City campus offered a variety of options such as Christmas crafts for kids, fresh cookies, hot cocoa, a viewing area to watch “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” and crowd favorite, pictures with Santa.

“We have been doing the Shines event here at the college for over 10 years,” said James Jarman, marketing director and public information officer. “One of our goals as a college is to have community outreach and this is just one way we accomplish that goal. This event is free of charge to whoever would like to attend.”

One of those attending was Briana Booher, who said that this was her second year coming with little Juliette Bretado.

“I love it because it’s so cute how they do everything,” said Booher. “I love that they put on this event for the community.”

Emanuel Arias was a first-time attendee with Amy Arias and Eric Arias.

“I think this is a great start of the Christmas season,” said Emanuel Arias. “It also gives us something to do during the week but we are also excited for the Boom Box Parade (tonight in Bullhead City.”

Jarman said that the Santa Clause this year bore a close resemblance to Ardie Lauxman, chief financial officer of Mohave Electric Cooperation and MCC Foundation President.

“This even and probably our Halloween event are the two biggest events that we put on here at the college,” said Jarman. “We do put on these events for the community to enjoy but we also like the exposure that they get to the college. We like to remind them that they are always welcome and when they want to pursue higher education we are here for them.”

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