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Chinese New Year Dragon Run
Year of the Rooster
January 30, 2017

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he Year of the Rooster arrived on Saturday, January 28 and Oriental continued its now 6-year old tradition of running a dragon to welcome the Chinese New Year. More than a hundred people turned out for the mid-afternoon appearance of the serpentine red dragon on Hodges at the Town Dock.

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Oriental’s Chinese dragon in a dance spiral on Hodges Street to welcome the Year of the Rooster. Saturday, January 28 was the start of the Chinese New Year – also in other Asian calendars. And in Oriental as well.
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The dragon run starts at Hodges and South Water. From left, Wendy Osserman, Eric Kindle, Mark Kaplan.
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Bill Hines and Jaden Wong led the way.
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The dragon and entourage approach the harbor.
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Slinking dragon.
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Part of the dragon contingent – Nol Engel on percussion, a trio of passengers in their uncle – Larry Summers’ – rickshaw.

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On Saturday morning, Peter Chang, of the Great Wall Restaurant in Grantsboro demonstrated wok cooking at the Oriental Farmers’ Market. Here he double fries chicken.
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Dragon at the Bean.
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The dragon waiting for its run.
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The dragon slinks in its dance. Pedaling the rickshaw was Larry Summers, the new Dragon Keeper for the Chinese dragon, taking over from Charlie Overcash.
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Rickshaw passengers..
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Outside the Provision Company.

Posted Monday January 30, 2017 by Melinda Penkava


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