10th HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN PAROL(LANTERN) PARADE LAST DECEMBER 08 IN HFT: A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

EPCC NEWS
December 09, 2014

10th HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN PAROL(LANTERN) PARADE LAST DECEMBER 08 IN HFT: A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Los Angeles—TAGUMPAY ANG PARADA NG MGA PAROL SA HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN, MALIGAYANG
PASKO AT MANIGONG BAGONG TAON SA LAHAT!

The 10th Historic FIlipinotown Lantern (Parol) Parade was a resounding success at the Historic Filipinotown District last Monday, December 8, 2014.

HFNC President Mrs.Cecille Ramos said, “ More than 30 organizations from Historic Filipinotown and beyond joined this year’s the Parol Parade 2014. We will build from the giant success of the December 8 ,2014’s Parade for the next year’s event.”

Arturo Garcia. HFNC Director and HFNC Parol Parade Marshal said, “ The Parade was highlighted by the motorcade of 14 giant parols mounted on vehicles. This is the first time we held such a motorcade around the Temple-Beverly corridor. And it was a resounding success.”

The Parol Parade started at around 5;00 PM a the FACLA compound at Temple (the assembly area) straight to Robinson St and left to Beverly to Union Sts and passed by Loreto Chruch and the First Filipino Church at Court St back to FACLA Temple St.
Garcia added, “ The 25 vehicle motorcade was escorted by the LAPD and DOT vehicles.”

Parol Making Winners Awarded Prizes

Meanwhile, Winners of the Parol Making Contest was announced during the program presided by Rotary President Ben Miranda who acted as emcee.

Songs and Christmas Carols were sung by the Burlington School Childen and the First Filipino Church Singers. Hot Salabat Tea and Arroz Caldo as well as Pancit were served during the after-parade attended by hundreds after the parade at FACLA.

Line dancing and picture taking sessions followed the end ofthe program at FACLA Social hall.

Participating organizations

Mrs. Ramos thanked the organizations who are set to join are HIFI Neighborhood Council, Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), Philippinetown Inc, Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), People’s CORE, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB), Cebu Brotherhood, San Carlos Association of Los Angeles(SCALA), Manila Terrace, Villa Ramos Apartments, Mountain View Terrace, Rotary Club of HIFI, Marriage Encounter, FASGI,Rampart Village Neighborhood Council (RVNC).

Other organizations who joined the Parol Parade are the Ayuyang Inc. Rampart Village Neighborhood Council (RVNC), Jesus is Lord, Filipino Disciples Church (FCC), Burlington School, HIFI California Exposition, LCC, Loreto School , Ms. FILAM International, LCC, HIFI INDIE Film Festival LLC, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), FAPCCA and Ms Philippines-USA beauties and Philippine Heritage Museum of the HFT.

For more information about the 10th HIFI Parol Parade please call Al (213)241-0995 or
FACLA@ (213) 484-1527 . You can also email us at pilipinokami76@yahoo.com or visit our website at newfacla.org

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