BCNC banquet celebrates youth
By Ling-Mei Wong The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center celebrated the Year of the Snake at its Chinese New Year Banquet on March 1 at Empire Garden.
“BCNC is positioned to expand its services to the community,” said Selina Chow, board president of BCNC. The banquet raised $223,000 in ticket sales. Silent auction items included an autographed jersey from Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets, other sports memorabilia and a trip to Nantucket. BCNC officially raised $268,000, up $40,000 from 2012.
Performances included the Gund Kwok Children Lion Dance and the Genki Spark Taiko Drum. Two Friends of BCNC Awards were presented to Michael and Susan Fung, and Comcast.
The banquet is BCNC’s largest annual celebration and fundraiser. Proceeds from the banquet fund BCNC’s programs — child care, after school, youth, recreation, adult education and family services – which reach more than 2,000 individuals in the greater Boston area annually.
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