LDS Scene
January 1988

“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Jan. 1988, 78

LDS Scene

London—Young Single Adults held a fall party in London’s Battersea Park for several hundred sick and terminally ill children. The children were brought from hospitals throughout Britain by “Dreams Come True,” an organization dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of very sick children.

Clowns, tightrope walkers, and other entertainers performed free of charge, and many sports and entertainment celebrities appeared. Some of the children had the chance to try hot-air ballooning and other activities. Candy and toys were presented to each child at the end of the day.

The party, a part of the 150th anniversary of the Church in Britain, was organized by members of the Britannia First Ward, Britain’s only singles ward. More than two hundred Young Single Adults from London and other areas of Britain worked to make the event a success.

Rexburg, Idaho—A total of 7,370 students enrolled in Ricks College for the 1987 fall term. This includes 6,208 full-time students and 1,162 part-time students, an increase of 439 over the fall 1986 enrollment. The increase is the second-highest in the school’s history, topped only by the increase of 539 students in 1984 following a 20-percent decrease in tuition that year. Except for Rhode Island, all states of the union are represented in the Ricks’ student body; 321 foreign students from 42 different countries also attend the school. All but 87 of Ricks’ students are LDS.

Los Altos, California—Venessa Bergman, 15, a Mia Maid in the Los Altos Third Ward in Los Altos, California, recently broke the world record for her age group diving from the one-meter springboard. She also placed fourth in platform diving. In late August, Venessa won the three-meter springboard competition at the U.S. Junior National Diving Championships held in Irvine, California.