Nearly 350 people were in attendance at the South Pasadena Chinese-American Club’s (SPCC) 28th Annual Gala last Saturday night at the Westin in Pasadena.
The lavish event featured dinner, entertainment, a keynote address from California State Treasurer John Chiang and dancing.
Established in 1989, the SPCC provides valuable services to the local community, schools and library. In addition to providing scholarships and grants to local schools and organizations, SPCC organizes community events that celebrate Chinese culture and arts.
SPCC’s annual Moon Festival highlights Chinese foods, crafts, music and entertain.
In addition, SPCC hosts the annual Chinese New Year Luncheon for more than 180 senior citizens by providing a traditional Chinese meal accompanied by cultural entertainment. SPCC also sponsors the local school district’s Math Field Day along with other programs presented by the South Pasadena Library. A comprehensive after school Chinese language program was introduced last year by SPCC at two elementary schools in the city. SPCC is a strong advocate for the dual language immersion programs in the South Pasadena Unified School District.