Festivalgoers celebrate Hispanic Festival in Sussex County

GEORGETOWN, Del. – Thousands of people gathered in the heart of Georgetown on Sunday to celebrate Hispanic culture and heritage.

The annual Festival Hispano brings together people from across the peninsula to enjoy all sorts of typical Hispanic foods like tacos and pupusas, as well as music and games.

The festival is also a chance for families to learn all about the different organizations that provide crucial services in the First State.

According to event organizers, the staple event shows off all the colors and heritage that Latinos bring to the local community.

“The Latino culture here in Sussex County, Latino-Hispanic culture, it’s a rich, rich, vibrant, wonderful culture and people and we’re excited to share that with the community,” said Rosalía Velázquez, the Executive Director of La Esperanza.

“We have physicians, we have lawyers, we have business people, and we have teachers,” said Patricia Rivera, a member of the Delaware Hispanic Commission.

“At this point we are a fat part of the community,” said Rivera.

Some of the funds collected during the festival will go towards La Esperanza, a non-profit organization in Sussex County dedicated to serving immigrants.

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