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Chinese New Year Celebration
Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 3:45 PM

In order to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Erie Association of Chinese (ECA), Mercyhurst Preparatory High School (MPS), and MPS Student Government will be co-holding a Spring Festival Celebration Party at Mercyhurst Preparatory High School.

Date and Time: Saturday, February, 21st, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm (The activity of making dumplings starts at 3:00 pm).

Address: 538 East Grandview Boulevard, Erie, PA 16504 (The celebration will be held in the dining hall and auditorium).

We sincerely invite you and your family to join us to celebrate this most important Chinese festival! For every participating family, please bring at least a large portion dish for everyone to share. Before dinner, we have the activity of making dumplings. If you plan to help to make dumplings, please arrive the place at 3:00 pm.

Cost: $8 per person.  Students could get discount price of $5 if bringing dishes.

After dinner, guests can enjoy the Chinese Spring Festival Celebration Show! Local Chinese residents, international students, and American students will perform in the show. During the show, we also have prizes to giveaway.


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