Pamplin Media Group – New music and dance competition to debut at Latino Fest in Madras

Annual celebration of Latin American heritage includes entertainment, resources and immunization clinic

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

The community is invited to attend the annual free, family-friendly celebration of Latin American heritage at Sahalee Park, in the southeast streets of Seventh and C in Madras.

On stage, the group Super de Durango y El Rorro from Forest Grove will serenade the audience with their Mexican regional music. A new folk ballet group, Grupo de Danza México Lindo, will make their festival debut. New this year, locals can show off their moves in 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 vaccination clinic, offering the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Public Health will also offer COVID-19 testing services. Appointments are not necessary.

All participants will be required to wear a face mask as per Governor Kate Brown’s order for crowded outdoor events.

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


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