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THE 10th HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN LANTERN PARADE, A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS

For Immediate Release
Justice For Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
Contact Person; Arturo P. Garcia
December 10, 2015

THE 10th HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN LANTERN PARADE, A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS

JFAV Volunteers AT THE 10TH HFT LANTERN PARADE

Los Angeles—Merry Christmas!

This year’s lantern parade in Historic Filipinotown was more vibrant, alive and bigger than last year. In every streets corner, people were waiting to watch the lantern parade and do selfies.

Hundreds of residents greeted the end of the 10th Lantern Parade in Historic Filipinotown at the end of the parade at Union and Court on the night of December 4, 2015 as Christmas carols blared loudly.

More than 32 Lanterns and 50 vehicles of different types motorcaded around the Temple and Beverly Corridor at the 2nd motorcade year of the 10th HFT Lantern parade.

2nd Year of Motorcade for the Lantern Parade

For the last eight years, the parols were carried by able-bodied men and only went around the Temple-Beverly blocks.

This is the 2nd year, that the lanterns were pole mounted on vehicles and went around farther than Alvarado St. the center of Historic FIlipin0town.

The Lantern Parade started at Court and Union Ave St. at around 5:00 PM. The Lantern parade ended at around 6:30 PM at the parking lot of the Loretto School at Court St.and Union Ave.They were viewed by hundreds of people after they parked for viewing.

Bigger and Better10th HFT Lantern parade,D ecember 4, 2015

The residents were taking pictures and selfies with different beauty contest winners from different organizations at the parking lot and also among the participants and the parol makers.

More than 34 organizations joined the lantern parade and the program after which was held at the Filipino Disciples Church (FCC) at 301 Union St.

JFAV provided volunteers for security, helped in the traffic and the formation and the start of the parade and also at the end of the parade.

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