Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated events of the fall at PCC. Students, guests, staff, and faculty enjoy participating in the many festivities occurring not only on the holiday, but also into the weekend. You’re invited to join the festivities and enjoy the warm spirit on campus!
Praise Service and Thanksgiving Dinner
A favorite Thanksgiving tradition is the Praise Service, a 45-minute program of drama, music, and Scripture focused on praising God. Later in the day, a traditional Thanksgiving meal is served, offered at four convenient times so other activities can still be enjoyed throughout the afternoon and evening. Whether students have family come to spend the holiday with them or are away from loved ones, they can still feel at home by enjoying a full traditional turkey dinner on campus.
Turkey Bowl Men’s Soccer Championship
College Field becomes the hub of activity for the annual Turkey Bowl collegian soccer championship. There’s something for everyone, whether or not you’re a sports fan. During the soccer game, the crowd enjoys pizza, subs, cotton candy, and a variety of beverages while fellowshipping, visiting the alumni tent, and anticipating the always entertaining half-time show—all provided by the Pan-Hellenic Committee and the Public Relations class. Each year, these student groups host the event, making it an exciting success.
Fine Arts Series The Mikado
Another event is the Fine Arts Series directed and performed by PCC students, staff, and faculty. This year’s production features Gilbert and Sullivan’s rollicking comedy The Mikado. In the duo’s British operetta set in Japan, Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum pursue love while fleeing forced engagements, the impending wrath of a slighted hag, an incompetent executioner, and the imperial Mikado.
Eagles vs. Alumni Basketball Game
Every year, the PCC Eagles challenge returning alumni to a basketball game where friendly competition provides an often exciting game.
The game starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Sports Center on Thanksgiving night.
Women’s Collegian Volleyball Championship
On Saturday night, the Sports Center Arena welcomes the women’s collegian volleyball championship. It’s a heated match as these ladies compete for their name on an engraved trophy to be put on display!
Nurses’ Lamp Lighting Ceremony
This service celebrates the sophomore nursing students’ acceptance into the nursing program and marks the start of their clinical work in the hospital. Until this time, their training has been in the classroom and nursing lab, learning basic clinical skills; but after Thanksgiving, they begin hands-on clinical training in local hospitals. During the ceremony, the nursing students light lamps to represent their entrance into the program. Reminiscent of the lamp Florence Nightingale used while caring for soldiers at night, these lamps signify the nurses’ tireless dedication and their responsibility as Christian nurses to be a light in their field.