Denison, IA – On Saturday, June 24, 2023, LULAC Denison will be hosting the 2nd annual Immigrant Heritage Festival (IHF). The festival is a celebration of the many vibrant cultural groups – both new and old – who have made Denison and West Central Iowa home. The Immigrant Heritage Festival provides an opportunity to bring people together locally and regionally for shared experiences in the arts and cultures of the many immigrant groups in Denison/ Crawford County.
A parade, an art contest, delicious foods, and fun performances will bring people together from across West Central Iowa for unique shared experiences and to support our community scholarship program. Last year the IHF raised over $6,000.00 for local scholarships and an estimated 1,000 people attended during the course of the afternoon and evening of the first year.
The following is a statement from Alma Puga, President of the Denison LULAC Council, about the event:
“The Immigrant Heritage festival is a fantastic event that celebrates the diversity and cultural richness of Denison.The IHF helps create an inclusive and welcoming environment where people from various backgrounds can come together, learn from one another, and celebrate their shared humanity”
For more information about the IHF, visit https://bit.ly/IHF2023Website
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Latino civil rights, volunteer-based organization. LULAC Council #381 (i.e. LULAC Denison), founded in October 2019, is one of over 1,000 LULAC councils nationwide. LULAC Denison is a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan organization open to members of all races who are dedicated to the advancement of minority causes. Locally, LULAC Denison focuses on community service, issues awareness, and voter registration. For more information about LULAC Denison, visit http://www.lulacdenison.org/