Chamblee, Sept 14, 2019 — The Laotian American Society (LAS Georgia) celebrates its 14th annual fundraising gala with traditional Lao cuisines and cultural performances.

Jaesen Khounthalangsy, President of LAS delivers a warm welcoming remark to over 150 guests of the evening.

Keynote speaker for the evening is Tina Maharath, the first Asian American woman elected to the Ohio Senate. She shared insights to her upbringing and struggles when she grew up as a refugee in the country.

Over 150 guests were treated to traditional Lao cuisine catered by Chef Alex Suwannakood of Lao Street Food.

Proceeds from the gala fundraising goes towards education, tutoring classes, academic scholarships, traditional dance classes, and entrepreneurial activities benefitting local Laotian community.

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