This morning I was very pleased to welcome Pacific American Volunteer Association (PAVA) as the first Korean American showcase entry in the Hollywood Christmas Parade. PAVA’s entry will be include more than 180 youth dancers, drummers, and other musicians. The parade is seen by millions of people around the country and provides great opportunity to show off our city’s diversity and the Korean American community’s dynamic cultural contributions to Los Angeles.
PAVA is a volunteer organization that encourages Korean Americans to participate in community service with an emphasis on our environment. Their involvement in the parade will be a terrific addition to this long-time community tradition.