Wong and Yee family associations celebrate Chinese New Year
By Joanne Wong
The Yee and Wong Family Associations celebrated the Year of the Snake at Chinatown’s Empire Garden Restaurant. The Yee event was on March 9, while the Wong dinner was on March 10.
Highlights included lion dancing and martial arts performances by community-based organizations, as well as singing and dancing by association members and guests.
“We celebrate the new year differently in East Boston and in other communities, and this is what makes Boston a vibrant city,” said State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli at the Yee Family Association dinner.
Distinguished guests included state and local representatives. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, still recovering from his surgery, attended the Wong Family Association dinner, where he wished all participants a happy and healthy new year. In addition, Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong celebrated the new year dinner at the event with her parents.
At both events, State Representatives Donald Wong, Tackey Chan and Aaron Michlewitz attended to deliver a declaration from the State House.
In addition, students who exemplified excellence in academic achievement received scholarship awards.
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