Year of the Rooster Celebrations Unite Asian Communities Across North Texas

North Texas is embracing the Lunar New Year. Celebrations of the Year of the Rooster have taken place in libraries, shopping centers such as Cali Saigon in Garland and Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie, hotel ballrooms, restaurants and at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in downtown Dallas, which hosts one of the holiday's largest festivals.A banquet and celebration hosted by the Greater Dallas Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce drew more than 1,000 guests Friday at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addison. Emceed by Ramey Ko and Kelley Liu, the event included keynote remarks by Don Casey of American Airlines, greetings from several elected officials and entertainment. The chamber also presented Global Vision Awards to Amy Lewis Hofland, executive director of the Crow Collection; Gary Cook, chancellor of Dallas Baptist University; and Sam Coats, DFW Airport board member. Funds raised will benefit the chamber's International Sister City program and the Student Ambassadors Exchange Program.  Continue reading...

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