Chinese New Year event is a big hit!
The annual Chinese New Year celebration held for the public by Scripps Ranch residents Bill and Cynthia Collins at their business, Collins Family Jewelers, 8220-A Mira Mesa Blvd., delighted a happy crowd on Saturday, Jan. 25.
A drumbeat began and performers wearing festive lion costumes danced in front of the store and around the spectators who gathered for the event. Many in the crowd dressed in bright clothing for the occasion, and some adorable children wore their own versions of the lion costumes. The crowd was given red envelopes in which monetary donations could be stuffed and “fed” to the colorful dancing lions. The donations went toward the young performance troupe.
The traditional event was complete with fireworks and martial arts performances. The lions danced into the store to cleanse it for the new year. The performers presented the Collins family with four banners for their store. Bill and Cynthia were joined by their children and grandchildren, other family members and many friends for the happy occasion.