Fiesta sponsored by UCG marks Hispanic Heritage

United Common Ground Hosts Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta


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Face painting was one of the activities at the United Common Ground’s Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta on Sept. 15.

Brighid Monahan, Arts and Culture Editor

On Sept. 15, over 75 families and friends of the Madison College’s Hispanic community came to the Truax campus to celebrate heritage month in a-four hour long fiesta filled with games, dancing and a build-your-own nacho station.

Advisor Ro Encizo said this is the ninth year United Common Ground have celebrated heritage month.

”It has been celebrated with a variety of different events. This year we decided on a fiesta,” Encizo said.

The event also included face painting, featuring designs that showed the beauty of Hispanic culture including candy skull designs and flowers.

But no fiesta is complete without a piñata and the UCG did not disappoint. They ended the fun-filled night with a piñata and more dancing.

United Common Ground is a student group at Madison College dedicated to helping expand students’ global awareness and develop a greater appreciation for diversity.