Hong Kong New Year - Vegas Style
Two Nevada cowboys with twirling ropes and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas band have marched in Hong Kong's Chinese New Year parade in an effort to promote Nevada tourism. Nevada Commission on Tourism officials say it marked the first time the state took part in the parade.
The cowboys and band marched alongside the Nevada float, which featured two sequined showgirls and an Elvis impersonator.
The Hong Kong Department of Tourism invited the tourism commission to take part in Wednesday's parade. The tourism commission provided the float, which featured replicas of Reno's "Biggest Little City in the World" sign and the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada" sign that has greeted visitors to the Strip for decades.
Officials say the parade also was seen by 350 million television viewers.
News 4, KRNV, Reno, Nevada