Edwins Hosts Hispanic Heritage Week Festival

Edwins Fine and Performing Art School recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Week with a festival featuring live music, food, fun, and dancing. This year’s theme was Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One American Dream.

Countries which can trace their history to Spain are considered to be Hispanic, and include Mexico, Central America, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic where Spanish is the primary language. Latino is very close in meaning to Hispanic, but it also includes other countries such as Brazil. Latin America now refers to the countries where Spanish and Portuguese are spoken.

The host for the evening was Rocio Escobar and the guest DJ was Wil Vargas. Sponsors of the Hispanic festival included SFEC Construction Drywall, Inc., Astro, Mi Gente Supermarket, El Paso Mexican Grill and Cantina, Rincon Boriqua, Wal-Mart, and Walgreens. Special thanks goes to those who made the festival possible and includes Cheree Davis, Edwins Principal, the Hispanic parents of Edwins, Ms. Rushing, Mr. Pottinger, Ms. Klimetz, Ms. Terry, and Coach Robinson.

Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 to celebrate the growing contributions of Hispanic Americans to our Nation. October became Hispanic Heritage month in 1998.