|For Immediate Release
January 30, 2009
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO CELEBRATE THE “YEAR OF THE OX” AT
27TH ANNUAL TET FESTIVAL AND PARADE
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) Office is proud to participate in the 27th annual Tet Festival and Parade this weekend, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009. The 2009 Tet Festival is a celebration of the Vietnamese New Year, “Year of the Ox,” and will feature entertainment, games and prizes, food, art and culture vendors, and exhibitors from local businesses, government, and law enforcement agencies.
District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, with the support of the OCDA Vietnamese Advisory Commission and Huntington Beach Chrysler Jeep Dealership, 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.
In order to encourage community participation in law enforcement and community awareness regarding public safety, the OCDA Government and Community Relations Unit will host booth D-13 and will be speaking with visitors and handing out information in English and Vietnamese. The resource materials will cover information regarding victim resources, crime prevention, the criminal justice system, and the negative consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The parade is organized by the City of Westminster and the festival is organized by the Union of Vietnamese Students.