Garden Grove

Help is OK’d for two parades

TRADITIONAL garb is part of the observance in the annual Tet Parade in Westminster.

Requests for a bit of financial help from West Garden Grove sports fans and the City of Westminster were both approved by the Garden Grove City Council at its meeting Tuesday night.

The council voted 7-0 to approve a co-sponsorship of the annual West Garden Grove Youth Baseball Opening Day Parade set for Saturday, Feb. 25. The city’s contribution will be $5400 to cover the cost of police staff and equipment required to close city streets and rental and staff for the city’s Showmobile stage.

Also approved was a request from the City of Westminster for the use of the Snowmobile stage for the Tet Parade on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the cost of $250.

Also on Tuesday night, Councilmember Joe DoVinh (District 4) raised some concerns about the planned Flower Street event planned for one block of Main Street in the downtown area on Jan. 21-22.

He suggested that he was worried that the event – coinciding with the annual lunar new year – might include some propaganda elements on behalf of the communist Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

DoVinh did not cite any specific facts or sources in support of his concerns.

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  1. Really guys? Garb? As in GARBAGE? I would never refer to any cultural attire as GARB please edit this.

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