Ocoee recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month

A proclamation, pole banners, posters and a TV series on Latino-Americans are all part of the celebration.

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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. 



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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