HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (WFIE) – The Latino Tradition Fest started in Huntingburg on Friday.
The non-profit Affiliation of Latin Individuals 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 imagined to be annual, however the pandemic compelled them to cancel final yr.
Group president Eber Menjivar mentioned it has grown through the years, and as he leads the largest one but, he mentioned he needs the entire neighborhood to take pleasure in it.
“It’s for everybody to return and see the totally different meals, to strive the totally different dishes which might be going to be out there, to return out and dance and get just a little style of Latin America,” he mentioned.
After the year-long hiatus, he mentioned it’s an opportunity for the entire neighborhood to return collectively.
“These are our neighbors,” he mentioned. “We’re all here- no matter your background- we’re all right here to have a great time. All of us make our neighborhood higher, so we’re excited for that.”
Along with all of the festivities, the occasion is an opportunity for them to get extra individuals to take a survey ALASI has been working.
It’s a “wants evaluation” they’ve been utilizing to gauge what it’s prefer 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 individuals to the sources that they’re needing,” Menjivar mentioned.
He mentioned the trouble is supposed to assist native leaders serve an more and more various neighborhood.
“It means lots to us. Not solely as a result of our group is rising, however as a result of town is supporting us and backing us by way of all this,” he mentioned.
The competition runs by way of Saturday.
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