Haywood Community College will host the closing ceremony for Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday evening, October 12, from 7-11 p.m. in the HCC Auditorium. The event will feature two Mexican dance groups, Ballet Folklorico de Asheville, Dance Group; Chile Lindo, Dance Group.

This event follows a month-long calendar of events that took place in Jackson, Macon, Swain, and Haywood counties. The events have included such activities as a Mexican Independence Day Celebration, an evening of Salsa dancing, a best salsa recipe contest, a multicultural fair, and a Latin coffee and tea tasting.

Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Since 1968, the President of the United States has issue a proclamation, calling on all people of all cultures to recognize and celebrate the history, culture and innumerable contributions of Hispanic people in our nation.

For more information, contact Ellen Welles at 565-4181.