Othon Gomez notified Historic City News that National Hispanic Heritage Month is quickly approaching; and with it comes the 3rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival, presented by the Hispanic Heritage Council of St Johns County.
This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, October 6th, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Palencia Club, located at 600 Palencia Club Drive in St Augustine.
“Our local high school Spanish clubs are organizing booths representing different Hispanic countries,” Gomez told reporters. “The festival will celebrate with educational and entertaining programs that will include Hispanic dancers, featuring a live Zumba demonstration, authentic Spanish food and drinks.”
The Hispanic Heritage Council of St. Johns County hopes to share the Hispanic ideals that founded this great county; and, particularly, St Augustine — the oldest continually operated city of European origin in what was to become the United States.
Gomez reported that the still growing organization was designed to benefit the Hispanic community and preserve its heritage; through arts, education, and community awareness.
“Through partnerships with the local high schools, community colleges, universities and businesses, we believe the council will improve the community and support our historic city,” Gomez said.
One project of the group may provide support for achieving historical accuracy in Hispanic programs that may be developed for the still evolving St Augustine 450th Commemoration.