Festival celebrates contributions of Hispanic residents 

One good celebración deserves another. Capitol Hill Main Street, a nonprofit community development agency, hosts the second annual Fiestas de Las Americas on Saturday.

The festival, livening up Commerce Street between S. Robinson and S. Walker avenues, unites efforts between Capitol Hill Main Street and businesses in the Capitol Hill district.

Jorge Hernandez " who along with his wife, Brenda, is the owner of Tango Public Relations, one of the event's corporate sponsors " said the festival is designed to highlight the positive contributions Hispanic people make to the state.

"Our intent is to celebrate the rich contributions of Hispanic culture in Oklahoma during Hispanic Heritage Month," Jorge Hernandez said.

ACTIVITIES
The festival will feature a 1 p.m. parade, as well as:
" music,
" dancing,
" food,
" promotional booths and
" inflatables and art projects for children.

Local Hispanic and non-Hispanic artists will perform the music, which will include mariachi, salsa and folk. This year, Latin Grammy-nominated musician Michael Salgado will perform.

"Every year the festival will provide a source of funds to continue the preservation and revitalization of the historical business community in Capitol Hill," Brenda Hernandez said. "Greg Horton

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