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The annual Latino American heritage celebration includes entertainment, resources and a vaccine clinic

PHOTO COURTESY OF LATINO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 
 - Latino Fest, the free, family-oriented annual Latino American heritage celebration, includes live music, dancing, food, a community resource fair, pinatas, prizes and games for kids on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Sahalee Park.

Join the Latino Community Association for lively Latin music, swirling dancers, food and cultural booths, a community resource fair, and activities for kids at the 2021 Latino Fest in Madras. The event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, will include COVID-19 vaccinations and free masks and food boxes.

The community is invited to attend the free, family-oriented annual Latino American heritage celebration at Sahalee Park, Southeast Seventh and C streets in Madras.

On stage, the band Super de Durango y El Rorro from Forest Grove will serenade the audience with its regional Mexican music. A new ballet folkloric group, Grupo de Danza México Lindo, will debut at the festival. New this year, locals can show off their moves during a Latin dance competition. Call Hilda León at 541 350-9280 to register in advance.

Jefferson County Public Health plans to host a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic, offering Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Public Health will also offer COVID-19 testing services. Appointments are not needed.

Everyone who attends will need to wear a face mask, per Gov. Kate Brown's order for crowded outdoor events.

Latino Community Association thanks Latino Fest sponsors at the $2,500 level: Jefferson County, the City of Madras and Bend Broadband.


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