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Ivy Tech Helping Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Sept. 5, 2013

With a theme of Hispanic contributions to U.S. culture, the Hispanic Heritage event is returning to Ivy Tech's Logansport Campus.

There will be displays, including a couple of paragraphs covering the biographies of people and different contributions they've made to music, education, politics and a variety of other fields.

One of the event's committee members, Sally Vyain, said there was a general belief among the committee that there are things even the Hispanic population might not know.

"It will be fun, but our hope is it will also be an educational experience," Vyain said.

The free event will be 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19. People are invited to learn and celebrate Hispanic cultural heritage. This will be the third time the celebration has occurred.

There will be authentic Hispanic food from area restaurants, as well as information and displays about the culture and activities for children.

Karen Davis, a committee member, said part of the reason the committee wanted to have the event again is because Hispanic population in Logansport and at Ivy Tech has increased.

"We're wanting everyone to be included," Davis said. "We thought it would be appropriate to have it here and wanted to bring it back."

The previous two events went well and Davis expects the third to go similarly, she said.

"We want to let everyone know were trying to be supportive of the people who attend our college," Davis said.

Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or

If you go: WHAT: Hispanic Heritage event WHERE: Ivy Tech Logansport, 1 Ivy Tech Way WHEN: 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 COST: Free and open to the public

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