|For Immediate Release February 5, 2008||Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
OCDA CELEBRATES THE “YEAR OF THE RAT” THIS WEEKEND AT THE 26TH ANNUAL TET FESTIVAL AND PARADE
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is proud to participate in the 26th annual Tet Festival and Parade this weekend, Saturday, February 9, 2008.
The 2008 Tet Festival is a celebration of the Vietnamese New Year, “Year of the Rat”, and will feature entertainment, games and prizes, food, art and culture vendors, and exhibitors from local business, government, and law enforcement agencies.
District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will participate in the Tet Parade, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Bolsa Avenue and Magnolia Street in Westminster. Mr. Rackauckas, along with other government and community leaders, will also attend the Tet Festival’s Opening Ceremonies at 12:00 p.m. at Garden Grove Park in Garden Grove.
The OCDA Government and Community Relations Unit will host booth C-12 and will be speaking with visitors and handing out information in English and Vietnamese about the negative consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The parade is organized by the Vietnamese Cultural and Heritage Foundation and the Union of Vietnamese Students organized the festival.