FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Fagan 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser 407.246.2182
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to Host 5th
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz and the
City of Orlando will host the 5th annual City of Orlando Hispanic
Heritage Month kickoff on Thursday, September 15, to celebrate the
influence of Hispanic culture in Orlando.
This free event celebrates the commencement of Hispanic Heritage month
which runs from September 15 to October 15, 2011. It honors the culture
and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico
and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Central America, South America
and the Caribbean. The starting date coincides with the anniversary of
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua declaring
their independence in 1821.
The kickoff will feature food from local Hispanic vendors as well as a
showcase of Hispanic art and performances.
The City recognizes the important role our Hispanic community plays and
continues to reach out to our Hispanic residents through our Hispanic
Office for Local Assistance (HOLA). Located at 595 North Primrose Drive,
the HOLA Office connects Hispanic residents with more than 140
government and community organizations to find jobs, housing, healthcare
services, educational opportunities and many other resources.
Mayor Buddy Dyer
District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz
Mayor’s Hispanic Office of Local Assistance (HOLA)
Hispanic community leaders
Thursday, September 15, 2011
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Mayor’s Matching Grant Program:
City Hall Rotunda
400 South Orlando Avenue
For more information, contact (407) 254-4652.