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Latino Cultural Festival returns in April

The 10th annual Latino Cultural Festival will return to Hillsboro’s Civic Center on Sunday, April 13, at the Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza at 150 E. Main Street.

"The festival was born as part of the Hillsboro 2020 Vision Plan," said Jill Hult, Latino Cultural Festival Coordinator for the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce. "Each year, the Latino Cultural Festival has grown, adding elements that continue to highlight Hillsboro’s cultural diversity and Latino population. This year will be no exception."

Hult noted that the chamber is working on new features for this year’s celebration as a way to help connect the community's different cultures.

"Of course, we will still bring you features which have become staples of the festival, such as the futsal tournament, parade, art village representing Latino artists, and entertainment on the plaza," she added.

According to Hult, the mission of the festival — which is free and open to all citizens — is "to connect, embrace and engage the Latino community in Hillsboro, while providing an opportunity for people of all ethnicities to celebrate Washington County’s diverse cultures, which are rich with tradition and heritage."

The festivities will be ongoing from noon until 5 p.m. at the plaza.

To get involved in the festival or for more information, contact Jill Hult at 503-726-2142, or via email at: jillh@hillchamber.org.

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