Photos from the Chinese New Year Dragon Run

Terry McCune took these photos from our recent Chinese New Year Dragon Run

On Sunday, February 10th, townsfolk and visitors alike brought noisemakers as they followed Oriental’s newest dragon up and down Hodges streets.  Folks blew their noisemakers or beat on pots and pans to “chase away evil spirits.” 

Fortune cookies were given out by Oriental’s Tourism Board and many of the merchants offered specials to help celebrate the New Year.  The Oriental Dragon Boat Race Team was on hand with their new Dragon Boat.  They offered merrymakers a full chinese buffet with proceeds helping to offset the coast of the sleek new boat.  A street dance immediately followed the Dragon Run and was  DJ’d by Bob Laverty from