YORK, Pa. — The Spanish American Multicultural Center wanted to end Hispanic Heritage Festival month with a bang.
"Great food. Dancing. Music. Multicultural," Lou Rivera, the executive director at the Spanish American Multicultural Center said. "From drag queens, to the Filipino dancers, to the Irish step dancers, to salsa, merengue, bachata, art, food."
You could also get a health screening or the COVID-19 vaccine.
"We wanna educate our community, that it is important for them to have health care and if they don't have it, we want to give them the opportunity for the screening and also the COVID-19 vaccine," Annie Diaz, the owner of Etcetera Inc said.
According to those involved, they wanted to bring the community together to celebrate the history of the Hispanic community and all of the contributions they have made over the years.
"York is about 33, 35% Latino and so it's important to be able to engage our community," Rivera said.
The organizers also wanted to highlight other cultures, to show that we are all the same, no matter where we come from.
"We believe in diversity," Rivera said. "It's very important for the diversity and inclusion to show that our community is not just one segment, it's not just Latino driven, it's everybody, it's a mix, and we want to embrace that," Diaz said.