The Tallahassee branch held our annual Chinese New Year banquet to celebrate the Year of the Horse, on a beautiful spring-like evening with camellia bushes blooming in the yard. More than 80 members and their guests gathered at the National Center in Tallahassee on a beautiful saturday night for an evening of celebration.
Ed Bell hosted the evening’s festivities with the keynote speaker being Karen Laughlin the International President of the Taoist Tai Chi society. The ten-course Chinese banquet was prepared entirely by local branch members. Musical entertainment was provided with offerings from the East and the West with Classical Chinese folk songs to familiar Beatles tunes arranged for classical guitar. The evening concluded with a standing ovation for the chefs and for all the volunteers. A lovely evening was had by all.