In Celebration of the Lunar New Year, UNITY – Chinese New Year Party of Greater Chicago held its 2017 Annual Dinner Gala on the evening of Saturday, February 11, 2017. Near 1,000 guests joined the celebration event.
Director General Calvin Ho of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago with Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and other VIPs symbolically fed lions with red envelopes to bring good fortune.
In his remarks, Director General Calvin Ho of TECO in Chicago praised the 2017 UNITY Committee for all their efforts to make the evening’s celebration possible and so wonderful. He expressed his deep respect for UNITY’s commitment to bringing the community together for everyone’s benefit and congratulated them on the magnificent day and their 34th anniversary. He extended to all the guests best wishes for prosperity, health and happiness throughout the year.
Illinois Lieutenant Government Evelyn Sanguinetti and other VIPs were also invited to attend and speak at the event. Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti spoke on behalf of the Governor Bruce Rauner, expressing best wishes to the attendees for the Year of the Rooster and Gong Chi Fa Chai!