In three short days the students at Champion Christian College spread Christmas cheer throughout Hot Springs. Everything started Sunday afternoon with the chorale performance directed by Dr. Thomas Bolton. Our students showed off their months of hard work by singing well written choral pieces. This select group of students sang along side the voices of several talented singers located in Hot Springs. They performed in the sanctuary of Gospel Light Baptist Church. The songs they performed put everyone in the Christmas spirit that could be seen and heard throughout the week.
The festivities kept rolling as the best Christmas party of the year began that evening in Capachi’s Coffee Shop. The Champion Christian College student body teamed up with Ignite for this event. Everyone showed up in their comfiest Christmas pajamas
and took tons of selfies. There was food, cookies, and enough hot chocolate to go around. After we had a plate, or two, of food, it was time to find a couch and watch Elf! We were reminded of the code of Elves: 1. Treat everyday like Christmas. 2. There’s room for everyone on the nice list. 3. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. After the movie, everyone came over to witness the annual Christmas Tree lighting. There was plenty of Rocking Around the Christmas Tree and Holly Jolly to go around.
And don’t worry Mom and Dad, the party ended with enough time for all students to go back an study for their finals the next day.
After two busy days of studying and test taking, it was time to take a break, put on your warmest coat and gloves, and head downtown for the Hot Springs Christmas Parade, Tuesday night. Champion Christian College had their own float decorated as “White Christmas”. Several students spent the day helping decorate the float and getting the candy ready. The cold didn’t stop anyone from showing up; the student body came out in full force to pass out candy and wave to the crowd. This is an opportunity for Champion to get their name into the community and get the crowd to cheer, “Go Tigers!.” And if you were lucky enough, some students even got to be on TV for the evening news.