La Movida 1480AM will celebrate Madison’s 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Madison Turners Hall, 3001 S. Stoughton Rd.

In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month and in remembrance of the important contributions Latinos have bestowed upon our communities throughout the history of this nation, WLMV-La Movida 1480AM, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, along with The Latino Chamber of Commerce, will host this annual event that will be emceed by attorney Mario Mendoza of Murphy Desmond Lawyers and Sara Alvarado of Alvarado Real Estate Group.

Important leaders and representatives of local Latino and non-Latino institutions are expected at the event including special guests, City of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and City of Fitchburg Mayor Steve Arnold. Also, the following distinguished individuals and entities will be recognized during the luncheon for their contributions:

◆Community Institution of the Year: Leslie Ann Howard – President & CEO United Way of Dane County
◆Community Leader of the Year: Víctor M. Arellano – Attorney at Law, Arellano & Phebus, S.C.
◆Hispanic Achievement of the Year: Sandy Morales – Chief Operating Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters
◆The Amigo Award: Jonathan Gramling – Publisher & Editor, The Capital City HUES
◆Hispanic Entrepreneurs of the Year: Bernardo and Lynette Arce, Team Arce, First Weber Real Estate
◆Making a Difference Award: Yolanda Salazar – Cultural Diversity Specialist, North East Side Coalition
◆Believe and Succeed Award: Oscar Mireles – Executive Director and Principal, Omega School

There will be a special performance from the International Ballet Folklorico México de Carlos y Sonia Avila. Sponsors for the event include: Latino Chamber of Commerce, Cup Cakes a Go-Go, 5th Element Coffee Shop, Rogan’s Shoes, Black Hawk Technical College, Job Corps, Hawks Quindel, La Rosita Latina, Wild Honda, Paradise Island, Middleton Cross Plain Schools, Voz Latina Newspaper.

Each year, the United States honors the contributions that Latinos have made to the nation with a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration that runs from September 15-October 15. This annual celebration was first established by the US Congress on September 17, 1968, with a weeklong event. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded this celebration to a month.

For more information about this event, contact or email Lupita Montoto at (608) 441-3768 or at [email protected].
This is a FREE event with limited space! Please RSVP by calling Diane at 608 273-1000 or email [email protected] by October 9th.