A large crowd attended the annual Christmas Open House held Dec. 1 on the Uvalde campus.
Students from the Powers and Kirchner Child Development Center at SWTJC began the entertainment singing and dancing to several Christmas favorites. PHOTO GALLERY
Members of the Uvalde High School choir also performed while a holiday lunch was served in the ballroom of the Matthews Student Center.
Decorating committee members for this year's event were Gladue Tafolla, Pat Perez, Veronica Valerio, Mary Ann Towne, Cynthia Martinez, Julie Garcia, Jessica Nuñez-Gonzalez, Rey Benavides, Fela Garza, Julie Alvarado, Joanne Sanchez and Silvia Fernandez.
Winning tickets were also drawn for the SWTJC Friends and Alumni Network (FAN) drawing to benefit the FAN scholarship fund. Approximately $20,000 was raised through the drawing and various corporate and individual gifts.
Drawing winners included: Chris Garcia, Uvalde, Browning rifle and scope; Bob Baggett, Brackettville, Ashley recliner; Marlynn Valenzuela, Uvalde, mobile 7 in. dvd system and $400 cash; Jonathan Martinez, Uvalde, Vizio 42 in. LCD HD TV; Elida Menchaca, Crystal City, Dell laptop computer; and Juan A. Davalos, Crystal City, $500 HEB gift card.
Other winners include Eddie Fernandez, Eagle Pass, camper bbq grill; Keenan Mata, Crystal City, Vizio 8 in. WiFi tablet; Ed Stanfield, Uvalde, custom fire pit; Katia Ma. Villarreal, Del Rio, Sony camcorder; Rick Jones, Uvalde, $200 WalMart gift card; Michelle Ybarra, Uvalde, $200 WalMart gift card; Sam Dubberly, Yancey, $200 Grees gift card; Sulema Bermea, Uvalde, Nintendo DSI; Jim Danner, Hondo, Nintendo DSI; and Jose Ibarra, Eagle Pass, Wii system.
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