Hispanic Heritage Celebration
At Girls Scouts of Citrus they understand and celebrate the diversity in Central Florida. There are over 150 different cultures represented here. After Hurricane Maria, the Hispanic community experienced huge growth and in some areas, Hispanic students account for over 70% of the student population. However, they often hear from parents that they feel their children lose some of their Hispanic roots and cultural traditions when they are raised in the States.
Because of that knowledge, they are planning to have our First Hispanic Heritage Celebration geared towards reigniting that cultural connection on October 11th from 5 to 8pm at the Kissimmee Civic Center located at 201 E. Dakin Ave Kissimmee Florida 34741
At this event the community will have the chance to come and sample the many flavors of Hispanic Culture, enjoying live music, cultural performances and participate in authentic Hispanic traditional family games and activities.
Some of the Girl Scout troops will host different Spanish Countries and introduce our guests to that country’s food, music, and even help them locate it on the map so they feel as though they visited that country.
Each guest will receive a passport at check-in that guides them in their journey to visit all the countries. For some families, it might be the first time, in a long time that they’re reconnected to their cultural heritage. For other families, it’s an opportunity to see the similarities and differences in their own culture.
There will be a live performance from cultural Organizations that support this effort.
They hope to see you there!