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Union County Hosts Family Fun Day, October 15

Free event in Rahway to close out Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to Family Fun Day, the final event of the County’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Saturday, October 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will take place in Rahway River Park, near the Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool, located at St. Georges Avenue in Rahway. Attendance is free and all are welcome to attend.

“This month has been a celebration and a look into the history of the Hispanic population in Union County – those who built our past and those who are contributing to our present,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “This is our final event of our month-long festivities and I hope to see everyone on October 15th.”

The event will be the stage for the honoring of individuals and organizations that have been pivotal in elevating the status and visibility of the Hispanic community within Union County.  The 2022 Honorees will be:

  • Albeiro Orozco – Business Leadership Award
  • Tu Apoyo Latino – Community Advocacy Award
  • Teresa Soto Vega – Humanitarian Award
  • Angel Estrada – Community Leadership Award

“According to the U.S. Department of Education, schools across our nation now enroll more than twice as many Latino students as they did in the 90s – bringing a multitude of talents and assets that make our schools more diverse and stronger,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados. “Hispanic Heritage Month has been tremendous success, attracting hundreds of residents to each event. I would like to thank all of the Union County departments, organizations and volunteers for coordinating these efforts.”

Scheduled musical performances will include the Carlos Frias Trio, PeeWee’s Magic Show, Step into Salsa with Priscilla & Vicky as well as Mariachi Internacional Castro and DJ Julian.

“Honoring the accomplishments and achievements of our Latino constituents and businesses was very important to me and hit close to home,” said Commissioner Lourdes Leon. “Being of Cuban descent myself, depicting our culture to residents, not only of Hispanic descent, but of all nationalities, was a great way to continue to unify our County. I look forward to wrapping up this month with a huge community event.”

The program for Family Fun Day includes things for residents of all ages. The event will include musical performances, food trucks from several local Latin restaurants, face painting, and sponsor tables with giveaways and arts and crafts.

For more information regarding the Hispanic Heritage month and related events, please visit: https://ucnj.org/hhm22/ or contact Judith Guest, Community Engagement & Diversity Coordinator, by email at judith.guest@ucnj.org or by phone at (908) 527-4388.

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