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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019 2 years ago

Ocoee recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month

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A proclamation, pole banners, posters and a TV series on Latino-Americans are all part of the celebration.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

The city of Ocoee is joining the nationwide celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the Hispanic community’s heritage and culture. The acknowledgement started Sept. 15 and will continue until Oct. 15.

The city issued a proclamation for Hispanic Heritage Month, and it was read at the Sept. 17 Ocoee City Commission meeting. Pole banners proclaiming “Ocoee celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month” have been hung along Clarke Road, and colorful framed posters featuring Hispanic art adorn the walls at Ocoee City Hall.

Ocoee TV, the city’s government station is airing a documentary titled “Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation.” Viewers can watch the seven, one-hour episodes on Spectrum Channel 493 at 6 p.m. on these days through the end of October: “Empire of Dreams” on Mondays, “War and Peace” on Tuesdays, “The New Latinos” on Wednesdays, “Prejudice and Pride” on Thursdays, “Perile and Promise” on Fridays, “Famous Hispanic Americans” on Saturdays and “Foreigners in Their Own Land” on Sundays. 

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Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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