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Jessica Molina and Dr. Richard Paat to be recognized during HHM

TOLEDO: Adelante, The Latino Resource Center, will honor the memory of César Chávez and recognize, Jessica Molina and Dr. Richard Paat, at the 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.
 

This year’s event will be held in the heart of downtown Toledo at Promenade Park (Jefferson and Summit St.) on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Live entertainment will be by Grupo Vicio, La Corporacíon, Gabriel Burciaga and The Bad Boyz – featuring Nicolina, DJ Pablo Urbina, and Corazón de México Ballet Folklorico.

Food vendors, merchandise vendors and information vendors will also be on hand, along with a Motorcycle Bike Show in partnership with the Homeboys Riding Club. Admission is $10 in advance / $15 at the entrance.

The Cesar Chavez Humanitarian Award celebrates the accomplishments and unselfish commitment of a servant leader to service, education, and economic opportunities for Latinos. This year’s award recipient, Jessica Molina, is a servant leader of Mexican descent who has dedicated herself to working with children and families to ensure their needs are met in the education arena. Jessica has been a fearless leader throughout the national Covid-19 pandemic, even opening the doors to her school (Escuela Smart) to ensure vaccinations were accessible to Latino and other underrepresented families.

Adelante, Inc. will also present the Amigo Award to Dr. Richard Paat for his commitment in engaging the Latino Community through collaborative efforts and initiatives to ensure that Latino children, youth and adults have access to adequate healthcare. Dr. Paat is relentless in his missionary work overall, often traveling across the world to deliver medical help to those in need. His commitment to the local community has been unwavering for many years. He has led a Covid-19 vaccination effort over the past 19 months, making underrepresented populations a priority for access and service delivery.

Both awards will be presented at 7 pm. Adelante’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration is sponsored by: ProMedica, PNC Bank, Lucas County Auditor’s Office, La Prensa, KeyBank, The Andersons, Owens Corning, Edward Jones, First Insurance Group, Lucas County Public Library, Hollywood Casino, Zepf Center, Harbor, IBEW Local 8 – Latin Labor Council/ Electrical Union, IKORCC Local 351- Carpenter Union, Homeboys RC, GBQ Partners and AFLAC- Melanie King.

According to its executive director, Sabina Serratos: “In collaboration with business and community organizations, Adelante strives to improve the quality of life for Latinos and Toledo residents by: providing early childhood, secondary and adult educational programs; facilitating access to prevention, health and social services for all ages; promoting and providing economic empowerment and access to workforce opportunities; providing youth development services and program; and creating awareness of the richness of the Latino culture.”

 

 

 
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