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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:02 pm

Save the date for the Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow Fiesta scheduled 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Las Casitas Park in Emporia. The Fiesta Parade begins at 11:30.

It is an annual festival that exemplifies the spirit of harmony, costume, music and dance. This tradition is a rich Hispanic heritage celebration and an affirmation of the belief that our community is alive with promise.

Education is the key to the future, and through our scholarship awards, the festival becomes the gateway to young Hispanic men and women of Emporia taking their rightful place in society.

The Fiesta honors National Heritage Month Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. Five Latin American countries — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua — celebrate their independence beginning Sept. 15. Mexico declared independence on Sept. 16 and Chile on Sept. 18.

The Fiesta will be open to the public and is free to attend. All activities are conducted in English and Spanish. HOTT encourages from all ethnic backgrounds to share the beauty of Hispanic’s rich history: Our festival honors culture, tradition and family.

Entertainment will include Folkloric dancers, singers, and musicians nd the crowning of the Fiesta Queen 2013. The Emporia Arts Center will have activities and crafts for kids. The crowd can participate in a Jalapeno Eating contest, a Chihuahua Race and Tortilla Flip Race, along with many more contests.

Enjoy many varieties of authentic Latin/Mexican American foods.

The annual HOTT Fiesta raises funds for local scholarships. Donations and sponsors are being sought, and the community is invited to participate in the Fiesta parade.

For more information, contact Sally Sanchez, 620-366-1094, or Izzy Gonzalez, 344-3300, or email hottfiesta@hotmail.com. Also visit the organization’s website: hottfiesta.com.

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