Laotian American Society organizes successful 12th annual fundraising gala

Duluth, Oct 28, 2017 — The Laotian American Society (LAS) hosted its 12th annual gala celebrating Laotian culture and heritage.  The gala was held in conjunction with a fund raising campaign benefitting Laotian heritage, dances, youth and senior programs.

Over 200 guests attended the gala dinner which featured traditional Lao cuisines and dances. Ms. Monica Phromsavanh, CEO of ModaBox, a successful entrepreneur in e-commerce fashion business, delivers the keynote address at the gala.

“I hope my personal journey is an inspiration to young generation of Laotian Americans.  I am pleased to be here at LAS Gala, who has helped and inspired so many Laotians in the community,” said Phromsavanh, who currently is based in New York city.

Proceeds from the fund raising will also benefit LAS education programs, awards and scholarships.

“This year we have awarded over 10 college scholarships to a group of remarkable students attending Georgia Tech, Georgia State, University of West Georgia, and many more schools,” said Ladda Indara Duren, President of LAS in her remarks.

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