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Luna teams create floats for light parade

Demonstrating team camaraderie to go along with a helping of holiday spirit, a number of Luna Community College students, faculty and staff worked together to build two floats for the Las Vegas Electric Light Parade.

The parade, themed “An Enchanted Christmas,” was held on Saturday, Dec. 4. According to parade organizer Chuck Griego, Highlands Wrecker took first place.

“Luna floats were well planned out, well executed,” said Griego. “They were beautiful.”

To encourage participation in float building, Luna President Dr. Edward Martinez named two teams — one captained by Matthew Cordova, director of the physical plant; the other captained by Anthony Baca, auto collision repair instructor — competing to build the most impressive float. An independent judging panel was to determine the winner.

Luna Community College had two floats in the City of Las Vegas Light Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4. Several Luna students and employees participated in building the floats and walking in the parade.

Luna student John Ludi’s 1970 cranberry red Camaro was featured in the Light Parade. Anthony Baca, the captain of one of the Luna float teams, said that he wanted to create a “luminaria drive through” theme. Both Luna floats were well received by hundreds of individuals that viewed the City Light Parade on Saturday evening.