The Korean Community Center of Greater Princeton’s 7th annual Choseok Gala was held on September 21, 6:00 p.m. at Rider University. The main event, in which more than 300 Korean Americans attended, started with a rendition and collective singing of the American and Korean Anthems after a pleasant cocktail hour.
KCCP owes Co-emcees, Ms. Ja Kyung Ahn and Dr. Chris Choi many thanks for leading the gala flawlessly in both English and Korean. Mr. Young Lee, the current KCCP president, delivered a thank-you message to all sponsors who supported KCCP and pledged that KCCP will work hard to achieve its visions.
This year, Asiana Air lines was chosen as a KCCP friend award recipient and the KCCP women’s club won the KCCP member award. Dr. Kye Eun Ma, keynote speaker, fully supported our goal to establish the Korean Community Center, insisting that now was the perfect time, given her own experiences leading the KCC in northern New Jersey.
The music program was divided into two parts. One was instrumental music, the other one was voice music. Both programs were representative of the relationship between American and Korean cultures. Many audience members expressed thanks for providing a relevant and significant musical experience.
The Gala ended at 9:30 p.m. and everyone departed happy with the inspirational speeches, high quality entertainment programs, and abundant gifts.