The West Liberty Laotian community hosted a celebration of the Chinese and Tai Dam New Year. The West Liberty Laotian community, with its president Khamdeng Sengchanh, planned this event and invited those involved with the Tai dam community from Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Mt. Pleasant and Muscatine. Rocky Sidaxoth, who works as a paraeducator at West Liberty High School, said about 300 people were in attendance at the community center from 5:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday. “We had a traditional Tai Dam dance and offered food for the people who visited and celebrated. We just danced,” he said.
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Happy New YearSunday, February 24, 2013