Thank you for your continuous support and participation in the Houston Taiwanese community. From 2014 to 2022, the Taiwanese Association of America - Houston Chapter (TAA-HC) hosted the well-known annual event, the Taiwan Yes Festival, a food market showcasing Taiwanese night market games and culture. The event aims to promote Taiwanese identity among all Houstonians and has become the most successful Taiwanese American annual event in Houston, filled with food, lively activities, and fun. Last year in 2022, Taiwan Yes Festival attracted over 8,000 visitors to our beloved and crowded Taiwan Center parking lot.
This year, to expand the event's scale and hold it during a more suitable season, we will move to a convenient and spacious location - Houston Christian University Parking Lot 5, 7502 Fondren Rd. Houston, TX 77074 on September 23, 2023 (Sat)! This venue has ample parking, making the event more mainstream and attracting a broader range of international friends. We are also excited to announce that the event time for Taiwan Yes Festival will be changed from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM to 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, allowing every participant to experience the dazzling charm of the Taiwan night market at nightfall. However, moving to a larger venue brings higher costs, and your sponsorship becomes even more critical to us!
For global travelers, Taiwan is renowned for its unique snacks and cuisine, which can be found in many night markets across Taiwan's cities. Taiwan Yes Festival will offer you the same quality of food and fun without spending a penny on a plane ticket back to Taiwan! This event will also help connect and pass on Taiwanese culture, creating unforgettable memories for all participants. In addition, as China's threat still exists in Taiwan and even the United States, as Taiwanese Americans, we must stand united and demonstrate our brave perseverance for democracy and freedom. This is why we invite everyone to come together and participate in this joyous event!
We look forward to your participation and support. Let's create a great image of Taiwan in the Houston community! Please invite your family, colleagues, and friends to join us. To promote the event, coupons are now on sale - buy ten and get one free, the deadline is September 1, 2023. Each voucher is priced at $10. You can register to purchase coupons at the Taiwan Center, the Taiwan Yes Festival website (http://www.taiwanyeshouston.com/), or by calling 713-271-5885. Please refer to the appendix for sponsorship opportunities.
Thank you again for your support. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with fundraising committee members: Chien Chen 陳建賓 at 281-796-7979 and Mingly Song 宋明麗at 832-434-9688 or leave a message at the TAA office (713-981-8787). We sincerely look forward to having a real night market in the Greater Houston area - a night market organized by Taiwanese Americans!
感謝您們長期以來對休士頓台灣人社區的支持和參與。從2014年到2022年，全美台灣同鄉會休士頓分會（TAA-HC）連續舉辦了知名的年度活動—--台灣夜市(Taiwan Yes Festival)，一個有具台灣夜市遊戲和文化的美食集市，旨在激發所有休士頓人對台灣的認同，也已成為休士頓最成功的台美人年度活動，充滿了美食、熱鬧的活動和樂趣。去年2022年，台灣夜市吸引了超過8,000名遊客來到我們親愛而擁擠的台灣人活動中心停車場。今年，為了擴大活動規模，並在天氣更適宜的季節舉辦，我們將在9/23/2023 (Sat) 移師到一個方便和寬敞的場地—--休士頓基督教大學5號停車場(Houston Christian University Parking Lot 5, 7502 Fondren Rd. Houston, TX 77074)！這個場地不僅擁有充足的停車位，還可以讓活動更加主流化，吸引眾多國際友人參與！我們也非常興奮地宣布，台灣夜市的活動時間將從上午11點至下午4點改為下午3點至晚上8點，讓每位參與者都可以體驗到台灣夜市在華燈初上的閃亮魅力! 然而，換到大的地方固然可喜，各類相應的成本也增加許多，因此您的贊助變得更為重要 !!