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Reported HHM events of NW Ohio  

By La Prensa Staff
 

A sharp rise in COVID cases is beginning to affect some events normally held during Hispanic Heritage Month, which traditionally runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Events kick off a little early with the annual Pig Roast, hosted jointly by the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center (SQACC) and Club Taino Puertorriqueno. Curbside takeout meals will be offered on Friday, Sept. 10, 5 to 7 p.m., at SQACC, 1225 Broadway. Adult meals are $15, while seniors/children meals are $12. Beer, pop and water available for purchase. Meals must be preordered online or by phone at www.sqacc.org or 419.241.1655.

• SAO and La Prensa will be hosting the annual Latino Scholarship Day with the Toledo Mud Hens on Thursday, September 16, 2021, which, coincidently, is the Independence Day of México.   There will be a special Vaccination Clinic before the game. Get vaccinated to receive a $100 gift card from Toledo Lucas County Health Department,  and one free ticket and food voucher to the September 16th game against the Columbus Clippers.

Adelante, Inc. will host its second annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Saturday, Sept. 18, 3 to 11 p.m., at Promenade Park in downtown Toledo. This year’s music lineup includes Grupo Vicio, Garbiel Burciaga and The Bad Boyz fearing Nicolina, La Corporación and DJ Juanio. The El Corazón de México Ballet Folklorico dance troupe also will give a special performance. La Prensa is one of its sponsors.

The day’s events also will include presentation of this year’s César Chávez Humanitarian Award at 7 p.m. to an as-yet named recipient from the Latino community. Tickets are $10 in advance by calling 419.244.8440 and $15 the day of the event. There are no refunds.

La Conexión will host its fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Month event on Saturday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m. at the Junior Fair Building, Wood County Fairgrounds, 900 W. Poe St. The band, Los Hermanos Villegas, will provide the evening’s entertainment, which pays tribute to the generations of Latinos who have positively influenced and enriched the nation and Northwest Ohio. Essential workers will be honored this year, as the nonprofit hopes tom shed light on the challenges the Hispanic community has faced during the pandemic. COVID safety protocols will be followed at the event, which is sponsored by the City of Bowling Green Human Relations Commission.

The Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs (OCHLA) will not host its annual Governor's Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Awards gala in Columbus this year due to the pandemic. Three Northwest Ohioans who will receive awards instead will be honored at the Latino Health Summit to be held online in November.

 

 

 

 

 
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