Community, cultures unite for Fiesta Indianapolis
Festival celebrates Indiana's Latino community
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INDIANAPOLIS - Thousands of people from different cultures came together on Saturday to celebrate Indiana’s Latino community at Fiesta Indianapolis 2012.
The food and music were a big draw for families looking for a taste of the 21 Spanish-spekaing countries represented at the festival.
Teacher Jenny Skelton said she came to the festival to experience Indiana’s diversity.
"I have lot students that fall into the Latino category, and I want to experience things about their culture,” Skelton said.
Student Lexie Skelton said she enjoyed the different tastes that the festival offered.
"The food is so good. I wish I could eat it every day. The rice and beans are to die for,” she said.
The nonprofit group "La Plaza" organized the event. Executive Director Miriam Acevedo Davis said proceeds from the festival are used for college preparation classes, a food pantry and health services.
"With access to health care, we have to give people a way to access those services and not fall through the safety net,” Davis said.
The event on the American Legion Mall also recognized the nation's men and women on active duty, and Hoosier pride.
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