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Oriental's Chinese New Year 2018
A Dragon, a Rickshaw, and Pots & Pans
February 18, 2018

O
riental’s smaller Dragon wound its way along Hodges St. during the celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog. Though gray skies signaled rain, the weather cooperated and the Dragon (and crowd) avoided the rain.

Restaurants in town offered Chinese dishes, the New Village Brewery hosted a PAWS adoption, and Peter Chang from the Great Wall Restaurant in Grantsboro held a wok demonstration at the farmer’s market.

Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year 2018
Dragons were everywhere; this one is disguised as an umbrella.
Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year 2018
A rickshaw leads the parade.
Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year 2018
Larry Summers leads the Dragon past The Bean.
Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year 2018
Barb Barden and Cheryl Blackerby provide Dragon momentum.
Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year 2018
A dancing Dragon and the Yellow Dragon Flag.
Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year 2018
Bright colors were everywhere: red and gold dragon (not pictured), blue fan, and pink dress.
Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year 2018
Julie Gaines, mid dip.
Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year 2018
Parade watchers bang pots and pans. This participant opted for a pizza pan.
Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year 2018
The Dragon, from its ‘good side’.
Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year 2018
One parade participant in pink.
Year of the Dog, Chinese New Year 2018
2018: Year of the Dog.

Here’s a video of the Dragon making his moves:

Posted Sunday February 18, 2018 by Allison DeWeese


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