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For Immediate Release


Hmong New Year Celebration Dec. 3


The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites the community to attend its Hmong New Year Celebration Fri., Dec. 3, featuring food, entertainment and a special guest speaker. The celebration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the CVCC Student Center which is located on the main campus in Hickory.

Entertainment will be provided by several Hmong dance groups, including the Asian Dance Club, the Vang Sisters, the Hmong Traditional Dance Troupe, and a musical presentation featuring a Hmong flautist. Exhibit tables featuring different aspects of Hmong life and cultures will be on display. Food from several area Asian restaurants will also be served.

Featured speaker is Hickory resident Sai Khue Khang, a native of Laos. After the Vietnam War, he was the only member of his immediate family who survived the journey from Laos across the Mai Kong River to Thailand. He arrived in the United States at the age of 15 with two cousins. Khang is past president of the United Hmong Association of North Carolina for eight years and is a realtor in Hickory. He worked with Hickory International Council for several years and has been an advisor to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Dept.

In addition to the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the celebration is sponsored by a number of CVCC student groups, including Circle K, Rotaract, Student Government Association and the Asian Club, and the United Arts Council of Catawba County is also a sponsor.

For more information about the event, contact CVCC’s Multicultural Affairs Office at 828-327-7000, ext. 4578.

2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 10.30.2008: Administrator