Local Church Embraces Hispanic Heritage

Oct 12, 2017
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A church in downtown Peoria is highlighting cultural contributions of the Hispanic community. First United Methodist Church’s Mariachi Night block party includes live performances and local food vendors.

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Sunnier weather means the return of outdoor markets in Peoria. And a new al fresco shopping experience starting this weekend in the Warehouse District is catered toward the local Hispanic community. But event co-organizer Cesar Vargas says the markets, called Tianguis, aim to bring together both Hispanics and non-Hispanics.