We’ve been taking a breather after a successful 10th Anniversary Asian Festival, which also ushered in Asian American Heritage Month. Big thanks to all those that made it happen: the Asian Festival Committee, ACE and members of the three Asian communities, Salinas Downtown Community Board, Chinatown services and businesses, City of Salinas representatives and Assembly member Luis Alejo, Leonard Han and his Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team, MIG, and especially all the folks that came to enjoy the festivities and to support the Chinatown community. Here are some photos from the event:
The 2017 Asian Festival Committee, L-R: Herb Wong, Larry Hirahara, Linda Low, Wellington Lee, Jess Tabasa, Cathy Chavez-Miller, Richard Villegas, Al Baguio, Henry Gong.
Mayor Gunter greets the Lion. Photo: Cathy Chavez-Miller
Council Member Gloria De La Rosa speaking. Photo: Jean Vengua
A busy scene in the Confucius Church building: dancers and visitors. Photo: Jean Vengua
Part of the raffle prize on a table in old Republic Cafe. Photo: Cathy Chavez-Miller
Members of the Color Guard. Photo: Jean Vengua
The 2017 China Town Car Show. Photo: Jean Vengua