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Noche Latina is going on strong for more than 10 years

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair kicks off Friday. Rides, food vendors, games and popular festivities are back for you and your family to enjoy.

This year’s Noche Latina is just one of the many festivities happening this coming week. It’ll be held next Friday from 6 to 10 p.m.

Produced and prepared by La Raza, this night has been going on for more than 10 years and every year it gets bigger and better.

Staff at La Raza says this night alone brings in about three thousand people and they’re hoping for more.

“For us Noche Latina means a lot because this is an opportunity to show our culture, our traditions, our music. and all that the Latinos like,” says Ignacio Zepeda the General Manager of La Raza.

Zepeda says each year they hope to bring Latin variety to Michiana families. “Every year we add more talents, more entertainment, because we like to have something different every year.”

Given that Noche Latina has been running for over a decade, Zepeda says it’s not only a big opportunity to be all together, but also a very family oriented event.

Jennifer Romo, Sales and Marketing Director says, “Last year we saw people of all age groups, from small children to adults.”

According to Romo, they’ve been prepping since march and since it requires a collaborative effort everyone is hands on.

“It’s the whole team,” she says. “It takes a village. We are all involved during this process.”

This year, La Raza is bringing talent from all over the U.S. and even Latin America.

“We’ll have folkloric ballet, local bands, we will have a group coming in from Chicago and we will have a mariachi band and lots of fun,” says Romo.

La Raza wants everyone to know that this event is free with the purchase of an admission ticket, “I just want to invite everyone to be part of Noche Latina,” says Zepeda.

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