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WNY Hispanic group holds annual community breakfast

The Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY will celebrate two milestones during its fourth annual community breakfast on Saturday.

For one, the Council has teamed up with the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library to launch “Bring Us Your History Project.” The digitized historical archive system documents and preserves the stories of local Hispanics – past and present – for future generations.

The project is sponsored in part by the Arts Services Initiative of WNY and M&T Bank.

Also, the Council will announce the “Ralph R. Hernandez Bilingual Education Scholarship.” The annual scholarship – which is sponsored by First Niagara Bank Foundation – will be offered to qualified college-bound Hispanic students pursuing a college degree in teaching with a focus on bilingual education.

The community breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Templeton Landing on Buffalo’s waterfront.

Juan Alsace, U.S. Consul General in Toronto, is the keynote speaker. With 30 years of service at the Department of State, Alsace has worked in a variety of positions in Washington, D.C., Spain, the Caribbean and South America.

For tickets or more information visit www.hispanicheritagewny.org or call Maritza Vega at 935-9773.