Hispanic Cultural Festival

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    Jennifer Ramos of Jasper, 14, performed with her worship dance group Pandero y Danza during the first Hispanic Cultural Festival in Huntingburg on Saturday evening. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Gregoria Mendez, Brandy Garza and Ana Rodriguez of Jasper, Emy Pagan of Huntingburg, Maria Hernandez of Jasper and Ruth Sarai Acosta of Huntingburg stood together on stage Saturday at the Hispanic Cultural Festival in Huntingburg wearing, respectively, dresses that represented various Latin countries: Mexico, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Costa Rica. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Helen Juarez of Jasper fried plantains at one of the food booths at the Hispanic Cultural Festival in Huntingburg on Friday evening. Fried plantains are a traditional food in El Salvador. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Jose Aguilera of Fort Wayne sang mariachi songs to Maria Calderon, second from right, and Mirtala Dubon, right, both of Huntingburg, during the Hispanic Cultural Festival in Huntingburg on Friday evening. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Attendees of Huntingburg's Hispanic Cultural Festival gathered to listen to music of Iglesia Nueva Vida on Saturday evening. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Geraldine Lazano, 1, waved the El Salvadoran flag while being held by her sister Tatiana Garcia, 12, as they hung out with their friends Kimberly Calvillo, left, Kaylie Echeverria and Alexsandra Gonzales, all 12 and of Huntingburg, during the Hispanic Cultural Festival in Huntingburg on Friday evening. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Andrea Ayala of Jasper, 9, shared a seat with Deisy Sandoval of Jasper, 11, during the Hispanic Cultural Festival in Huntingburg as they to listened to music performed by Iglesia Nueva Vida on Saturday evening. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Hispanic Cultural Festival Queen Johana Lucy Calderón sang the national anthem at the opening ceremony for the first such festival in Huntingburg on Friday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Evelyn Lopez of Jasper, 18, performed with her worship dance group Pandero y Danza during Huntingburg's First Hispanic Festival on Saturday evening. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Jennifer Ramos of Jasper, 14, performed with her worship dance group Pandero y Danza during the Hispanic Cultural Festival in Huntingburg on Saturday evening. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Fatima Barahona and Ricardo Vanegas of Holland tried coaxing a kiss out of their son Ricardo Jr., 2, during the Hispanic Cultural Festival in Huntingburg on Saturday evening. Rachel Mummey/The Herald