Ellsworth gets a taste of Latin America

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  • By Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett
  • 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
The Ellsworth Latin American Community (ELAC) hosted a ‘Taste of Latin America’ food tasting event at the Base Exchange food court on Sept. 16.

The event was held in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, in recognition of the many cultures, contributions and accomplishments of Latin and Hispanic American people.

Airmen were invited to taste authentic dishes from Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and Puerto Rico. They were also given a brief synopsis of what Hispanic Heritage Month represents.

Maj. Jose Crespo, the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, provided the opening remarks.

Crespo spoke of accomplishments achieved by Latin American service members throughout history, as well as the rich and diverse cultures of countries throughout Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

In addition to the food tasting event, the ELAC is scheduled to host a Piñata Party on Oct. 4 and an ELAC Harvest Bash on Oct. 11. Both events are set to be held at the Installation Deployment Readiness Center on base.

For more information about events happening during Hispanic Heritage Month, please contact Staff Sgt. Luis Soto, the ELAC president, at (605) 386-2887.