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Latino Culture Fest underway in Huntingburg

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HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (WFIE) – The Latino Tradition Fest started in Huntingburg on Friday.

The non-profit Affiliation of Latin People in Southern Indiana, or ALASI, has been placing on the Latino Tradition Fest for the higher a part of a decade.

That is the eighth occasion, and it’s presupposed to be annual, however the pandemic pressured them to cancel final 12 months.

Group president Eber Menjivar mentioned it has grown over time, and as he leads the largest one but, he mentioned he needs the entire group to take pleasure in it.

“It’s for everybody to come back and see the completely different meals, to attempt the completely different dishes which are going to be accessible, to come back out and dance and get slightly style of Latin America,” he mentioned.

After the year-long hiatus, he mentioned it’s an opportunity for the entire group to come back collectively.

“These are our neighbors,” he mentioned. “We’re all here- no matter your background- we’re all right here to have a superb time. All of us make our group higher, so we’re excited for that.”

Along with all of the festivities, the occasion is an opportunity for them to get extra folks to take a survey ALASI has been operating.

It’s a “wants evaluation” they’ve been utilizing to gauge what it’s wish to be Latino in Dubois County.

“It’s going to be good info for everybody government-wise, the faculties, the hospital, our personal group, and see the place we will work higher to attach folks to the assets that they’re needing,” Menjivar mentioned.

He mentioned the hassle is supposed to assist native leaders serve an more and more various group.

“It means quite a bit to us. Not solely as a result of our group is rising, however as a result of the town is supporting us and backing us by means of all this,” he mentioned.

The competition runs by means of Saturday.

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