Hispanics United for Perry (HUP) has rescheduled the annual ¡Viva Perry! Latino Festival for Sunday, Sept. 30 from noon to 6 p.m. with the celebration to be held in the parking lot west of the Perry Performing Arts Center at 1200 18th St. in Perry.
The ¡Viva Perry! celebration will be held in conjunction with the Hometown Heritage Becoming American film series screening of the documentary, “Welcome to Shelbyville.”
The festival willfeature kids activities throughout the afternoon, and Los Laureles, the children’s folkloric dance troop from Perry, will be showcased during the event. The beauty of culture will be concentrated in La Reina de la Festival or Queen of the Festival competition. HUP will also hand out its annual award for community supporter of the year.
“Our hope is that ¡Viva Perry! will be a vibrant street festival and a wonderful opportunity to showcase hometown pride,” a HUP representative said.
Sponsors for this year’s festival include the Perry Chamber of Commerce, the Perry Chief, Perry Public Library, Raccoon Valley Bank, Hy-Vee, Fareway, Iowa State University Extension, Tyson Fresh Meats, Osmundson Manufacturing, Dallas County Hospital, Wiese Industries, Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic, Progressive Foundry, Hulgan Plumbing and Heating, Hastings Funeral Home, J. S. Peters Services Inc., Eye Care Associates PC, Roberts-Smiley Insurance, Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care, Re/Max Pros on Main, Finneseth, Dalen and Powell Attorneys, Harland ACE Hardware and ThePerryNews.com.
The ¡Viva Perry! Festival is the primary fundraiser for HUP, with proceeds supporting scholarships for graduating seniors and continuing education. HUP counts on the support of the Perry Community in its efforts. Contributions toward the HUP scholarships should be directed HUP c/o Daniel Rivera, Raccoon Valley Bank, 1202 Second St., Perry, IA 50220.