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Linfield hosts Hispanic Heritage Day event, 5k

Hispanic Heritage DayLinfield College will host the seventh annual Hispanic Heritage Day Sunday, Sept. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. on the Intramural Field at Linfield.

The event will be preceded by the Cesar Chavez 5k Run/Walk at 11 a.m. A suggested donation for the run/walk is $6, $5 with a Linfield ID and $3 for children 12 and under. Pre-registration is suggested at linfieldhhd@gmail.com.

Activities will include food, games, live music, dancing, piñatas, crafts and a children’s area. Rufino Galaxia Musical, Grupo Norteño KaÑangas Ñangas  and the Linfield Dance Team will perform.

The event is a celebration of September as Hispanic Heritage Month and is free and open to the public. In addition to the food provided, additional cultural food will be available for purchase.

The event is open to the community and sponsored by Linfield College Latinos Adelante, MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán), the Spanish Club and the Multicultural Programs Office.

For more information, contact Jason Rodriquez at 503-883-2574, jrodriqu@linfield.edu.