Feb. 5 2011 Johnson County Community College
The Largest Chinese New Year Celebration in 7 States – organized by KCCAA, KU Confucius Institute, and Edgar Snow Memorial Fund.
Pictures by Jun Zuo
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Pictures taken by Scott Song
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Pictures taken by Steve Thompson stevethompsonphotography.com
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Pictures taken by Huaiyu Ren
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MEDIA RELEASE by City of Kansas City, MO Mayor’s Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2011
Mayor Funkhouser to help Kansas City kick off a year of prosperity, health
Saturday will be a day for dancing and noodle making, calligraphy and acrobats, a bass baritone and ballet.
Mayor Mark Funkhouser will join in on Feb. 5 as the Kansas City area celebrates Chinese New Year. The Mayor will speak twice on Saturday evening as the Kansas City Chinese American Association, the KU Confucius Institute and the Edgar Snow Memorial Fund host a Chinese New Year Spring Festival celebration at Johnson County Community College.
“Kansas City and the region have thrived because of the contributions of people of different origins, races, and ethnicity, and the diverse culture and traditions they have brought,” Mayor Funkhouser said. “Chinese Americans and our residents with Chinese ancestors have made tremendous contributions to the success of our city, our region, and our nation.”
Mayor Funkhouser issued a proclamation designating Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 as Chinese Week, to recognize the contributions of Chinese and Chinese Americans to Kansas City.
The Chinese New Year begins the Year of the Rabbit, traditionally associated with prosperity, health and fortune. “The new year brings with it new potential for our community,” Mayor Funkhouser said. “We know from the wisdom of generations, that all the flowers of all of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. May we all become successful gardeners this year.”
The Mayor will speak at 6 p.m. at a VIP reception in the Regnier …