2018 is the Year of the Dog and as part of the celebration, dog owners and their four-legged friends were invited to join in the annual procession.
The parade, which was held this morning, highlighted Chinese culture as well as the multiculturalism that can be found in Southern Oregon.
“I’m really glad they’ve invited me every year to come back,” said Huanchong Wang, an alumni from St. Mary’s High School. “I feel like I have the responsibility to pass it on to future generations and let people know about Chinese culture and learn traditional Chinese lion dance.”
The parade wasn’t the only event today. People learned more about the Year of the Dog through booths and other downtown Jacksonville events. Some even commemorated the event, with special Year of the Dog photos with their furry friends.
NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.