|Posted by Young Governors on February 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM|
On Sunday afternoon, February 16, the Young Governors and Young Volunteers joined the parade and resource fair in the fourth annual Lunar New Year Celebration hosted by Council Member Daniel Dromm in Elmhurst, Queens.
On the red table labeled “Young Governors”, the group displayed photos, brochures and scrapbook that demonstrated what the YGs had accomplished during three years working as Elmhurst Community Organizers. Admist the community atmosphere in the Elmhurst Memorial League where many organizations and residents also attending, 4th year YGs presented about their programs to people inquiring. They mingled with the representatives of other social groups, enjoyed various traditional dance perfromances and conversed with Mr. Dromm, thanking him for supporting the group throughout the years.
Mr. Dromm, Young Governors and Young Volunteers
Mr. Dromm, who has helped make the Young Governors program what it is today, complimented on the fantastic job the group had done for the Elmhurst Community. He also applauded the teenagers for maintaining the Elmhurst Community Garden, which was transformed from an eyesore into a place that grows nutritious food for the low-income families.
Prior to that, the teenagers also participated in the parade from CC Moore Park to Elmhurst Memorial League. The weather was icy; the roads were wet and slippery with melting ice. Together with other residents, the YGs and YVs paraded along Broadway with the enthusiastic dragon dancers, drummers and other community members.