Valley WinterFest Brings Snow to Campus for First Time Since 1949
The 5th Annual Valley WinterFest returned to SBVC this December to bring holiday cheer to the campus community. For the first time ever, the event was held over the course of a week, kicking off with an office décor contest won by the Office of the Vice President of Student Services. On Tuesday, December 7, a fresh, 8-ton pile of snow appeared on the Auditorium Lawn for students to enjoy. A mini holiday market and the Culinary Arts Food Truck were nearby as students played in the snow to the tunes of Alumni DJ “Holly Jolly Tom.” This marks the first time snow has appeared on the SBVC campus since 1949. Within view of the glimmering holiday lights around the Auditorium, an outdoor movie screening was held later that night, screening the holiday classic “Elf.” The following day, students were invited to take a quick break from studying to refresh and grab some coffee and treats at The Den, as well as an obligatory, socially-distanced holiday photo with the SBVC mascot. Blue posed with students and employees, most of whom donned ugly sweaters and other merry apparel. Pozole and holiday treats were sold at the SBVC Café throughout the week to emphasize the festive spirit of campus. The outdoor, socially-distanced festivities celebrated the completion of the Fall 2021 semester and the coming of Winter Break.