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Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islanders, from left, Vi Mar, Kenneth Lew and Helen Kay are members of the Chinatown Gate Foundation Board that spearheaded the effort for the new Chinatown Gate at King Street and 5th Avenue South in Seattle’s International District. The gate’s materials were imported from China. The gate took six years of planning and a year to build. Just in time for the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Rat — a ceremony for the gate’s unveiling will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. -
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islanders, from left, Vi Mar, Kenneth Lew and Helen Kay are members of the Chinatown Gate Foundation Board that spearheaded the effort for the new Chinatown Gate at King Street and 5th Avenue South in Seattle’s International District. The gate’s materials were imported from China. The gate took six years of planning and a year to build. Just in time for the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Rat — a ceremony for the gate’s unveiling will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.
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Islanders, from left, Vi Mar, Kenneth Lew and Helen Kay are members of the Chinatown Gate Foundation Board that spearheaded the effort for the new Chinatown Gate at King Street and 5th Avenue South in Seattle’s International District. The gate’s materials were imported from China. The gate took six years of planning and a year to build. Just in time for the Chinese New Year — the Year of the Rat — a ceremony for the gate’s unveiling will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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