Book Launch Party
On March 11th, 2018, a party was held at The Firs to launch the publishing of the book An American Picture Bride
- the story of Ms. Toy Kay (a notable Chinese American elder and the founder of Olympia Area Chinese Association) written with Ms. Janine Gates.
Ms. Janine Gates is a freelance journalist, photographer, and caregiver for seniors in Olympia, Washington. She writes a community news blog, Little Hollywood, at www.janineslittlehollywood.blogspot.com
, and serves on the board of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum.
To purchase this book, go to https://gorhamprinting.com/book/an-american-picture-bride
More information about upcoming speaking engagements will be posted at https://www.facebook.com/AnAmericanPictureBride
Contact: Janine Gates, Ja9gates@aol.com
------------------------ Photos from this party -------------------------
Ms. Janine Gates giving speech
Ms. Toy Kay giving speech
People sharing the stories related to Toy Kay
Mrs. Wendy Seid, one of the initial directors of OACA, giving a speech
- thanked Ms. Toy Kay for founde this non-profit organization in 1980
People buying book and requesting Ms. Toy Kay's signature
Ms. Toy Kay signing a book bought by OACA.
Ms. Toy Kay, Mrs, Wendy Seid (Treasurer of OACA), and Mr. Gang Ma (President of OACA)
Signature and words from Ms. Toy Kay