What: Fiesta Latin@ & Reno People Project
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 from *2 to 7 p.m.
*Reno People Project honorees will be announced at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Reno City Plaza
Who: Reno City Councilmember Oscar Delgado and Reno People Project honorees
Reno, Nevada (August 15, 2017) — As part of Reno’s year-long 150th birthday celebration, the City of Reno will host the inaugural Fiesta Latin@ on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Reno City Plaza. The next 15 recipients of the Reno People Project will be announced during Fiesta Latin@ at 5:30 p.m.Ultimately, 150 people will be recognized by May 9, 2018.
“This is a great opportunity for Reno to celebrate the cultural diversity that makes it such a wonderful place to live,” said Reno City Councilmember Oscar Delgado. “We invite everyone to come out for some great food, wonderful music and lots of family-oriented activities.”
The City of Reno is looking for interested vendors to join Fiesta Latin@. For more information about the event, visit Reno.gov/Espanol.
Reno 1868 FC, Reno’s professional soccer team, is also celebrating Hispanic Heritage Day during its September 23, 2017 match at Greater Nevada Field, which starts at 7 p.m. Before the match, select Reno 1868 FC players will be available for autographs and pictures at Reno City Plaza from 3 to 4 p.m.
About the Reno People Project
“We are a proud community, and this is another chance to honor our heritage,” said At-Large Councilmember David Bobzien. “There are so many ways for everyone in Reno to get involved in our sesquicentennial celebration, and I encourage the community to submit their nominations for the Reno People Project.”
Anyone can submit a nomination for a past/present Reno citizen who has made a positive impact on the City of Reno’s history. Nominations must include a short (250-word maximum) biography of the nominee, their efforts and the reasons you’d like their story included. Including a photograph of the nominee is recommended. Visit Reno.gov/Reno150 for more information.
A total of 30 Reno People have been honored so far. Learn more about the honorees.
The City of Reno plans to host multiple Reno 150 events during the year-long sesquicentennial celebration, including:
- November 11, 2017 – Veteran’s Day Parade in downtown Reno
- December 2017 – Annual Tree Lighting on City Plaza
- May 9, 2018 – Sesquicentennial Celebration (150th birthday) at Greater Nevada Field
The City of Reno is encouraging businesses, community groups, nonprofits and other entities to host an official Reno 150 event of their own. To submit your Reno 150 event, visit Reno.gov/Reno150. Approved events will be published on Reno.gov/Reno150. Event organizers and residents are also encouraged to join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #Reno150.
The City of Reno government’s mission is dedicated to creating a community that people are proud to call home. In order to achieve that purpose, the Reno City Council has established five key priorities: Thriving Downtown and University District, Vibrant Neighborhoods and Public Places, Well-Managed Growth, Strong Financial Condition, and Efficient and Dependable Business Environment. To learn more about the City of Reno, visit Reno.gov or call 775-334-INFO (4636).
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