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The 220th Airlift Wing successfully celebrated its Christmas Party last 10 December 2016 with the theme: “Christmas at 220th AW, A Joyous Season for Airlifters’ Family Union”. The festivity was attended by the organic personnel of this Wing and their dependents.
The wing wide program commenced with a prayer led by SMSgt Roy Alvin D Sabado PAF, Wing Sergeant Major and formally opened by the Deputy Wing Commander, COL STEPHEN A PARREÑO PAF (GSC) . The presentations by squadrons ensued after the opening remarks wherein each participating team consists mainly of Officers, Enlisted Personnel and dependents displayed their homegrown talents thru singing and dancing with considerable amount of prizes awaits the winner. The presentations and all the entries for the Lantern Making Contest were judged by the following reputable personalities namely; CPT MARES CECILE T LAPADA MC, CPT JOSE MARIE GOCHANGCO JAGS (reservist), CPT SANTIAGO ORTIZ JR JAGS (reservist) and Ms Jovelyn Kim. Likewise, the winners for the lantern making contest as well as the presentations were the following:
Lantern Making Contest:
1st – 472nd AMS
2nd – 222nd AS
3rd – 221st AS
Christmas Presentation Contest
1st – 470th MSG and 228th TCTS
2nd – 221st AS
3rd – 471st FMS
On the otherhand, Ms Jhela Erica Abastas, daughter of Sgt Abastas amazed the crowd with her golden voice as she rendered a song for a special number. The affair has become more meaningful when the bundles of joy were ceremoniously distributed and received by the different Squadron Commanders. Also, the crowd has become more excited when the raffle draw started giving a total of 7 major prizes, 46 minor prizes and 19 gift certificates. The program concludes with a message of the Wing Commander, BGEN NICOLAS C PARILLA AFP and after which the attendees proceeded to their respective squadrons for their individual Christmas Party celebration.