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Chinatown Leaders To be Honored at Upcoming Gala

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The Chinatown Partnership and Chinatown BID last week hosted a luncheon to announce the honorees for the organizations’ awards and benefit gala coming up at the end of this month. The event was held at Jing Fong restaurant on Elizabeth Street.

Among those being recognized this year is Peter Lau, a longtime community leader who died this past spring at the age of 66. Lau came to this country from Hong Kong in 1971. he was the co-owner of Confucius/Mannings Pharmacies & Surgical Supplies, served on the boards of the Partnership and the BID and volunteered his time to educate seniors about their healthcare decisions. Lau was also active in several local non-profit institutions, including the Chinese American Planning Council’s Project Open Door Senior center and Hamilton-Madison House.

Other honorees are to include: Alex Chau of the Bac-Ai Pharmacy; immigration lawyer Edward Cuccia, Shining Sung, American Representative of the Chi Mei Museum of Taiwan; and Tommy Lin of the mayor’s community affairs office.

The gala will be held June 29 at Jing Fong.

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