On February 20, 2016 about 750,000 San Francisco natives, visitors and bystanders lined the streets of Downtown for the city's biggest and most sought out parade. The annual parade featured over 20 floats, 2,500 marchers and about 600,000 firecrackers used to dazzle and delight the audience.
Brothers of the Psi Kappa Chapter volunteered their time as Parade Marshals to ensure the safety and consistent flow of the parade. Brother RJ Lozano mentioned, "This was the first Chinese New Year Parade that I had ever been to, and going with the Brothers made it a truly memorable experience!"
Volunteering at the event presented many opportunities - "As a Parade Marhsal, I had the opportunity to learn a lot about the Chinese culture through the various floats and performances" said Lozano. Most notably, while volunteering at the event a few brothers had the opportunity to meet San Francisco City Mayor, Ed Lee! The event turned out to be extremely successful and memorable for not only spectators, but the volunteers as well. We are extremely excited to join in on the fun next year.
On behalf of the Psi Kappa Chapter we would like to wish you a prosperous New Year!