Sunday, February 25, 2007

Chinese New Year Parade in Alabama

Kids parade for Chinese New Year
Hundreds of parents and their children paraded in a colorful procession Saturday through downtown Fairhope to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Modes of conveyance ranged from battery-operated carts to rickshaws and good-old-fashioned strollers, but all of them were decorated for the occasion.

Children of the World, an international adoption and relief organization, has been putting on the parade since 1994, said the group's founder, Pat Lee. She said about 400 parents and adopted children participated in the event...

Laurie Joyce of Pensacola brought her 2-year-old daughter adopted from China to join in the fun. Her stroller was festooned with streamers and small paper dragons.

"I think it's great how they are putting the Chinese culture on display," the mother said. "We're having a great time."


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