STERLING, IL – The Hispanic Business Leaders Committee of the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce has designated Saturday, September 12th– Saturday, September 19th as “Fiesta Week” to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day. Even though the Annual Fiesta Parade had to be cancelled due to the COVID 19 Pandemic the Hispanic Business Leaders Committee is dedicated to celebrating the Sauk Valleys Hispanic Heritage. Residents of the Sauk Valley are invited to participate in these activities:
- Virtual “Share your favorite Fiesta Memory.” Community members, businesses and organizations are invited to share your favorite Fiesta Parade photo or memory on Social media using the #saukvalleyfiestamemories the week of September 12th-19th. If you do not have computer access, you are welcome to drop off your photo at the Sauk Valley Chamber Office at 211 Locust or email them to [email protected] by Thursday, September 10th. We will collect these photos/memories and share throughout the week. Any person, business, or organization who participates in the Fiesta Memories activity will be eligible to win a $25.00 gift card daily the 12th-19th. On the 19th one winner will be drawn to receive a gift card package worth $100.00 in local gift cards.
- Celebrating and promoting our Local Hispanic owned businesses; encouraging residents of the Sauk Valley to shop at/visit our locally Hispanic owned businesses. Information about these businesses will be shared via radio, social media, and digitally.
These events are made possible due to the generous sponsorship of these Local Businesses: Walmart Distribution Center #7024, US Bank, Community State Bank, Sterling NAPA Auto Parts, Sterling Federal Bank, Heritage Woods of Sterling, Cornerstone Credit Union, Rock Falls Tourism, and Ellie’s Gaming, and Whiteside County Democrats. For more information or questions please call the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce at 815-625-2400 or email us at [email protected]