Plans set for Harrison Multicultural Festival as part of Hispanic Heritage Month

The town of Harrison is gearing up for what it calls an epic celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21 — at Library Park, Rodgers Boulevard and Fifth Street — that will reflect a variety of Hispanic and Latin American cultures that have added so much to the area. Sponsored by Mayor James A Fife and the Harrison Town Council, the celebration will feature live music, authentic cuisine and activities for kids.

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