Event to Celebrate Immigrants' Contributions to Community

A parade of flags, historical photo and memorabilia displays, and music and dance will highlight a celebration next week of the contributions immigrants have made to the community.

Greeley Celebrates: A Cultural Affair will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. in the auxiliary gym with a parade of flags representing the native countries of the area's immigrants.

Music and dancing performed by representatives from local immigrant cultures will follow the flag parade from 10 a.m.-noon in the gym.

Photos and historical memorabilia of the area's immigrant communities throughout the past will be displayed from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in rooms 101, A, B and C. Immigrant cultures or communities represented in the displays will include Germans from Russia, Japanese, Swedish, the SLW Ranch, the Spanish Colony, Latin America, Central America, Mexico, Cuba, East Africa and Burma.

The celebration will close with an immigrant fashion show from noon-1 p.m. in the auxiliary gym.

For more information about the event contact Maria Sanchez at 970-397-3648 or at maria.sanchez@unco.edu.

The event is sponsored by Realizing Our Community, the Center for Engaged Research and Civic Action at the University of Northern Colorado, the Downtown Development Authority, Hispanic Women of Weld County, High Plains Library, Drucie Bathin (the Springs Institute), Right to Read, the Latino Chamber of Commerce and members of the Greeley community.