Dear Friends and Members,
a weekend!! Everyone worked very hard, that 4 hours
shift must seem to last forever for all the Café
volunteers. With nine people per shift plus section
chair and extra floaters doing the run, work was still a
non-stop action from the minute they step in the booth
until much past their scheduled time slots. Everyone was
sweating like a sweat-hog!
However, the food booth and the
Chinese Bazaar were within eyes’ view of each other this
year and the Bazaar looks wonderful. We have a variety
of products on hand to sell! Next to the Bazaar the
cultural and demo volunteers have to stay put for hours
writing non-stop, often times, to satisfy the demands.
Our cooking demo is, as always, an event favorite also.
The Peking Opera group gave a wonderful performance in
Coffee House. Our Lion Team, Yo-Yo performers, and
Martial Art team received great receptions from the
crowd in Village Square. The audience was densely packed
and the crowd loved the performance.
Main stage performances were also well received and
appreciated. The Children, Teens and Adult Main Stage
all gave spectacular performances show casing our ethnic
group The audience could not wait to clap; they showed
their appreciations by clapping intermittent while the
performance was still continuing.
As a total new comer to the
International Festival and as IF Ethnic Chair, if
without the help from all the section chairs, VPs, board
members and seasoned pro’s… the IF event would not have
ran as smoothly as it had. This was a challenging
project to say the least. Thank you goes to all the
section chairs plus the 300 volunteers/performers, which
was either operating the booths, setting up, work as
clean up crew, or performing on stage.
Within the volunteer list, we
have NAAAP, NC-CBA and BLIA officers, along with
members/ leaders from RCCC and RCLS on the volunteer
team. Supporter- sponsors of TACAS like Kuan Ho of State
Farm and owner of A Ming Rose also volunteered their
time to work side by side with seasoned and/or
non-seasoned members or youth members to help promote
With that being said, I would
like to express my deepest appreciation and heart felt
thanks to all friends, supporters, volunteers, section
chairs, shift managers, performers, dance teachers,
chaperones and make-up artist and photographers who
volunteered their time and energy in support of IF and
TACAS. IF and our ethnic section would not be the same
without you! THANK YOU ALL!!