This year, 2013, is the Chinese New Year of the snake. LaurelHurst residents celebrated by eating Chinese food: sweet and sour and sesame chicken, fried rice, vegetables, spring rolls and, of course, fortune cookies. Decorations of Chinese lanterns and paper snakes were everywhere and participants wore red, which symbolizes fire and is supposed to drive away bad luck. Shown above are Jean Gregonis, Ruth Rose, Fred McKaig, Vera Benson and Pat Armistead. At right Concierge Joan Bridges and activity director Jennifer Thompson celebrate Chinese New Year with traditional Chinese hats. (photos by Jennifer Thompson)
This year, 2013, is the Chinese New Year of the snake. LaurelHurst residents celebrated by eating Chinese food: sweet and sour and sesame chicken, fried rice, vegetables, spring rolls and, of course, fortune cookies. Decorations of Chinese lanterns and paper snakes were everywhere and participants wore red, which symbolizes fire and is supposed to drive away bad luck. Shown above are Jean Gregonis, Ruth Rose, Fred McKaig, Vera Benson and Pat Armistead. At right Concierge Joan Bridges and activity director Jennifer Thompson celebrate Chinese New Year with traditional Chinese hats. (photos by Jennifer Thompson)

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Published 9:21am Monday, February 18, 2013

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