SPECIAL THANKS

A big thanks to our sponsors, and to hundreds of volunteers and supporters who have devoted their passion, energy, imagination, and hard work to create this wonderful festival and light up cultural celebration for everyone in the community.

Event organizer: Parents, teachers, administrators, and board members of Chinese School at Chapel Hill

Participating Institutions and Associations: Orange County Visitors Bureau, Confucius Institute at NC State, Duke Energy, Orange County Arts Commission, Town of Chapel Hill, Grandwell LED Display Solutions, University Place, WCHL, FRANK Gallery, RedApple Learning Campus, RTP Pediatric Dentistry, Chinese American Friendship Association of NC, Mandarin Dual Language Program at Glenwood Elementary, Kidzu Children’s Museum, Chapel Hill Library, UNC Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, Duke Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Cary Chinese School, Chapel Hill Chinese Language & Culture School, Triangle Joyful Tea Tasting Club, NC-RTP Chinese Music Instrument Ensemble, RTP Peking Opera Club, Lisa Zou’s Music Studio, Chapel Hill Chinese Folk Dance Club, Easy Dance Group, Hong Yan Senior Choir, Chapel Hill Chamber Academy, Duke Chinese Dance Troupe, Sunny Performing Arts Group, Triangle Chinese Dance Club, RTP Kids Chinese Dance Club, Chinese Cheongsam Association of NC, Ackland Art Museum - UNC at Chapel Hill, and Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language.

Participating food donors and vendors: Ichiban at Southpoint, Hong Kong Buffet, China Buffet, China Wok, Red Lotus, Hunam Chinese Restaurant, Gourmet Kingdom, and Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market.

Town of Chapel Hill and Orange County Elected Officials and Staff: Pam Hemminger, Jessica Anderson, Laurie Paolicelli, Katie Murray, Jim Odd, Linda Smith, Steve Wright, Amanda Fletcher, Dan Cefalo, Marlene Barbera, Patty Griffin, and Allison Chambers.

Chapel Hill / Carrboro School District Board Members, Staff, and Teachers: Margaret Samuels, Rani Dasi, Pat Henrich, Jeff Nash, Christy Stanley, Elaine Algarra, Kristen Morgan, Melissa Valentine, and Chris Harkey.

University Place Administrators: Nancy Morton, Nancy Kitterman, Beverly L. Carr, Linda Birkhead, Victor Serrano, and Gregg Webster.

Community Artists: Barbara Tyroler, Qian Zhao, Echo Zhou, Jessica Sun, Michelle Gordon, Jasmin Huang, Vanessa DeJongh, Qingguo Ren, Hucheng Lu, Xiwen Bai, Torey Mishoe, Rebecca Neigher, Henryk Fantazos, Mary Lamb, Anthony Ulinski, Nerys Levy, Kathy Armacost, Betsy Vaden, Gordon Jameson, Jean LeCluyse, Helen Buiskool, Nadine Zenobi, Ying Zhu, Yu-Chieh Liao, Karen Wang, Shane Pusz, and Ying-Ao Zhang.

Community Supporters: Hongying Li, Xi Nan Lao Xiang, Mei Li, Jiarong Fu, Huirong Chen, Yan Wei, Yuehan Ma, Qiong Luo, Xiaojun Gu, Naxine Chang, Michael Harvey, Chris Russell, Linda Trees, Zhaozhao Libai, Sarwat Husain, Yasheng Gao, Julie Hellofs, Sophie Niu, Joyce Zhang, Ming Yang, Chuyang Wan, Jian Hu, Jun Chen, Minghua Zhu, Zhenzhong Xu, Xuejun Li, Biyang Zhu, Jingsheng Song, Ya Xue, Mei Cheng, Xin Xiao, Yuxuan Tao, and Feng Wang.

All Student Volunteers from Chapel Hill and the Triangle area who help event planning and content producing!

Media: WCHL, China Press, The News & Observer, and Carolina Parents.