With a new year comes planning for a new Hong Bao! The Hong Bao Gala is named after the Mandarin term for “red envelopes” which are filled with money and traditionally presented during special occasions and the Chinese New Year. NWCA’s Hong Bao Gala is a celebratory (adult only) evening event that gives attendees a rare opportunity to put on cocktail attire and enjoy a great Chinese New Year party. The big event this year is February 9, 2019 at the Portland Golf Club. Parent Chairs Maryanne Stebbins and Melissa McFeron are heading up the planning committee this year. Reservations are already available, and discounts on table reservations are still available through December 1st. A truly social affair, the Gala evening includes a cocktail hour showcasing a variety of local beverages, an exquisite dinner, and live entertainment, which sometimes comes in the form of friendly bidding wars during the silent and live auctions.