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Annual Chinese New Year parade planned in Butte

Posted at 10:14 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 16:20:23-05

The Mai Wah Society will once again host Butte's annual Chinese New Year Parade.

The parade, celebrating the "Year of the Rat" will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.

It will start at the Butte-Silver Bow Courthouse on 155 West Granite at 3 p.m.

Following opening remarks, the parade will head east on Granite Street with the dragon stopping along the route to bless business sponsors.

People are encouraged to follow the dragon throughout the parade and become part of the procession.

Chris Fisk and the Butte High History Club will act as the dragon dancers again this year, led by Grace Speece and Marlene Zhou carrying the Pearl of Wisdom.

After the parade will be a reception with refreshments provided by BSB Developmental Disability Services will be held at the Mai Wah Museum on 17 West Mercury St.

Earlier in the day, the Imagine Butte Resource Center on 68 West Park St. will also host an event where youth can make their own noisemakers to use during the parade.

Call the IBRC at (406) 299-3389 for more information.