The 16th Annual Pandas International Chinese New Year Dinner

The 16th Annual Chinese New Year Dinner, held one week ago, was a great success.  With over 130 people in attendance, it was a celebration to be sure.  The silent auction proved to be as popular as ever with more than 100 items donated from over 40 different businesses and individuals.  A few bidding wars closed out the auction, but it was all smiles as the winners claimed their items at the end of the evening.

The room looked fabulous.  Traditional red envelopes graced each place setting along with a menu of the evening’s fabulous food, information about Pandas International, and activities for the younger crowd.  The staff at Min J outdid themselves as usual providing not only an incredibly delicious dinner, but professional courteous service all evening long.  We’d like to thank our table sponsors for their generous support – 360dwellings Real Estate, Campaign Products of the Rockies, Becker Stowe Partners LLC, Richard and Peg Brown, Friendship Force, Maggie & Mitch Morrissey, Pinnacle Plus Financial, and Pulaski Bank.

Suzanne gave a fabulous overview of the important work we do at Pandas International with highlights of CCRCGP and even managed to sneak the infamous sneezing panda video into her talk.

The highlight of the evening, was the incredible Lion Dance performance by Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu.  The little ones and the adults were entranced by the acrobatics, the colors, and the drums.  We apologize if anyone is still finding shredded lettuce in their hair!

We’d like to give a HUGE thank you to our dinner sponsors.  Our gold sponsors, Gift Republic and Tsingtao, and our bronze sponsors, Fairfields and Woods P.C., Panda Energy, and Spirit Hoods.  We are so appreciative of all that you do.

Finally, we’ll leave you with a few photos of our guests showing their support of PI (and a little silliness as well).