Page 16 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 5, 2023 18th Annual Chinese Culture Connection Gala and Awards Ceremony praises four honorees By Tara Vocino T he Chinese Culture Connection held their 18th Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony at Ming’s Seafood Restaurant on Saturday night. Four honorees received awards. Gary Yu received the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award; John Preotle received the Excellence in Community Service Award; Vincent Yee received the Outstanding Arts and Culture Award; and Eugene Welch received the Edward O’Connell Inspirational Service Award. Edward O'Connell accepted an award on behalf of Eugene Welch. Pictured from left to right: Edward O’Connell, Chinese Culture Connection Executive Director Mei Hung, South Cove Community Health Center COO Eric Tiberi and Mayor Gary Christenson. John Preotle received the Excellence In Community Service Award. He is pictured with Mayor Gary Christenson and Chinese Culture Connection Executive Director Mei Hung. Mayor Gary Christenson spoke in Chinese to the attendees. John Preotle accepted an Excellence in Community Service Award. It was a standing-room-only crowd. American Exterior and Window Corporation Emcee Dana Brown is an Advisory Board member. Edward O’Connell accepted the Edward F. O’Connell Inspirational Service Award on behalf of Eugene Welch. Contact us for all of your home improvement projects and necessities Telephone: 617-699-1782 Toll Free: 1-888-744-1756 Email: info@americanexteriorandwindow.com Windows, Siding, Roofing, Carpentry & More! All estimates, consultations or inspections completed by MA licensed supervisors. *Over 50 years experience. *Better Business Bureau Membership. Insured and Registered Complete Financing Available. No Money Down. Pictured from left to right: Mark Bernstein, Linda Thorsen, Ariane Taylor (candidate for Ward 5 City Council), Ward 3 City Councillor Amanda Linehan, award recipient Gary Yu, Byung Kim, Yoo-Kyung Kim and Deborah Ofcharsky.

17 Publizr Home

You need flash player to view this online publication