ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – To celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, 2019, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando District 2 Commissioner Tony Ortiz, and Orange County citizens gathered at Orlando City Hall to recognize Latin American culture.
“Hispanic Americas: A History of Serving Our Nation” as the event was called, honored and recognized distinguished guests in their accomplishments in their industries as well as to feature Mayor Dyer’s Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation for 2019. Guests included Orlando Commissioners Robert Stuart, Patty Sheehan, and Sam Ings, Orange County Commissioners Mayra Uribe and Maribel Gomez Cordero, Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales, and Orlando Pride’s own Toni Pressley and Marta,who received an award for her achievements in sports. As she received her award, she updated event hostess Ybeth Bruzual that she is now officially a Goodwill Ambassador, working to empower and equip young girls to play soccer.
The event also offered Latin food, live music, entertainment and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hispanic Heritage Month Art Gallery, which recognized the originality and heritage of art from 26 Central Florida artists from different cultural backgrounds and art disciplines to commemorate Orlando’s diversity and acknowledgment of the contributions of the growing Hispanic community.
Xarria Rhodel and Mellissa Thomas contributed to this report. | firstname.lastname@example.org