2023 Hispanic Heritage Celebration


Recapping the Successful Hispanic Heritage Celebration

On Tuesday, September 26, the Recorder of Deeds office in St. Louis City Hall hosted a magnificent event that left a lasting mark on the community. The Hispanic Heritage Celebration was a remarkable evening, highlighting the rich tapestry of Hispanic culture and honoring exceptional individuals who have made significant contributions to the St. Louis community. The event was co-hosted by St. Louis Ward 6 Alderwoman Daniela Velazquez and featured a diverse range of activities, but the highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the award ceremony that recognized outstanding Hispanic community leaders. These individuals were celebrated for their remarkable achievements and contributions in various fields, shaping the St. Louis region in profound ways.

Award Recipients

Here are the distinguished awardees of the evening:
  • Jose Garza: Awarded for Excellence in Education.
  • Alexa Seda: Recognized for her Excellence in Artistry.
  • Carlos Suarez: Honored for his Excellence in Public Service.
  • Jose Gomez: Applauded for his Excellence in Activism.
  • Carlos Glynias Restrepo: Celebrated for his Excellence in Entrepreneurship.
These awardees exemplify the dedication and passion that Hispanic leaders bring to the St. Louis community, enriching our lives and making our city a better place for all.

Enthralling Performances

The evening was made even more memorable by the captivating dance performance presented by the Sumac Kamari Traditional Dance Group of Ecuador. The group's vibrant and culturally rich dance moves left the audience in awe, underscoring the diverse and captivating nature of Hispanic culture.

Community Support

This remarkable event was made possible through the generous support of organizations that are dedicated to celebrating and promoting the Hispanic community. The event was sponsored by:
  • The St. Louis Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Festival Inc
  • The St. Louis Mosaic Project
These sponsors played a crucial role in ensuring the success of the Hispanic Heritage Celebration, and their commitment to fostering diversity and unity in our city is commendable. This event served as a powerful reminder of the strength of our Hispanic community and the profound impact they have on the cultural, educational, and economic landscape of St. Louis. It was a night to remember, one that celebrated the past, present, and future of Hispanic heritage in our beloved city. As we look ahead, let us continue to embrace and support the Hispanic community, recognizing that their contributions enrich us all and make St. Louis an even more vibrant and inclusive place to call home.  

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