People in Little Fort celebrated the Chinese New Year in several ways on Feb. 19. Employees at Jim’s Food Market spent part of their break balancing eggs. This is a Chinese tradition; if a person is able to easily stand the eggs, they should be proactive and successful in the New Year.
Then in the afternoon, people started arriving at the Little Fort Hall to make, and later consume, a fine Chinese dinner. Dishes included a beef stir fry, eight fortune chow mein, a veggie stir fry, and wonton soup. The meal ended with chocolate covered lychees stuffed with ginger, fresh sugar cane, and – of course – fortune cookies.