Aurora Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, Welcomes Ying Dim Sum to Pacifica Square

Aurora, IL - During May, the city of Aurora celebrates the contributions and achievements of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community, proclaimed Mayor Richard C. Irvin at the AANHPI Celebration at Pacifica Square on Saturday, May 18th. The Celebration commemorated the perseverance and the remarkable role played in the American history of the AANHPI community, with May proclaimed as AANHPI Appreciation Month in Aurora.

Featuring cultural performances, activities, and AANHPI-owned vendors, Pacifica Square treated Mayor Irvin and the city of Aurora with a wonderful display of the diversity and vitality within the AANHPI community. Local high school senior Isabelle Zaidi also gifted Mayor Irvin one of her paintings. To honor his commitment, Mayor Irvin concluded the ceremony by announcin plans to create a new city board representing the AANHPI community.

Before the Celebration, Mayor Irvin welcomed the Wu family to Aurora, owners of Ying Dim Sum, the latest Chinese restaurant in the Park to Shop supermarket food court. Joined by representatives from the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Windfall Group, with Ward 9 Alderman Edward Bugg and Ward 10 Alderwoman Shweta Baid, Mayor Irvin excitedly cut the ribbon alongside the Wu family for the grand opening before enjoying an assortment of their dim sum.

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