Since I have been living in California, I have really learned to enjoy the season of summer because there are so many outdoor activities for families to bond and spend quality time together.

The annual State Fair in Cal Expo has been one of the biggest summer adventures in Sacramento for the last decade.

As a mother of 3 kids, I always try to find some fun things for them to do during the summer. The State Fair has been one of their favorite events. And this year, since I have become Mrs. Asia Sacramento, I was actually invited to the Juneteenth Festival at William Land Park on June 16, 2012 to help promote the Cal Expo State Fair. How cool is that!

The fun-filled, educational event is produced by the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau under the direction of Gary Simon, with the assistance of the Juneteenth Committee, a group of dedicated local residents who volunteer their time and energy to produce a successful and ever-growing event.

Sacramento is a diverse city, filled with peopl of all different races. Being part of this promotional event makes me feel privileged to serve our community as the Mrs. Asia Sacramento because in summer of 2001, Sacramento’s Juneteenth festival joined the ranks of other American cities to celebrate, as well as educate the community on one of America’s most important acts of legislation, the Emancipation Proclamation. Signed into law in 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation declared that all those enslaved were now free.

It was such a fun day meeting some new people, helping others and making a difference as what we do.

Thank you also to Rica Zhang, the first princess of Miss Teen Asia Sacramento 2012 for joining us.