Hispanos Unidos will conduct their annual event, Entra a la Plaza, at 6 p.m. Friday at the Hunter Welcome Center patio.
Entra a la Plaza is an event that brings students together every year to celebrate Hispanic culture with free, traditional Hispanic food, Hispanic music, dancing and performances and Hispanic culture around Abilene.
The event is in September to honor Hispanic Heritage month, which began Sept. 15 and ends Oct. 15.
Ana Arango, senior biochemistry major from Plano, is the president of Hispanos Unidos.
“The purpose of Entra a la Plaza is essentially an extension of the purpose of Hispanos Unidos,” Arango said. “We want to invite people to recognize and celebrate the Hispanic culture that is largely prevalent both on ACU’s campus and throughout Abilene as a whole.”
Arango wants to make sure the student body and community know that even though this is a Hispanos Unidos event, it is not just for people of Hispanic culture.
“We are extending the invitation to everyone,” she said. “We really want everyone to go, regardless of his or her nationality.”
This year, participants will enjoy activities like piÃ±atas, bounce houses and a DJ who will play traditional Hispanic music people can dance to.
“I’m excited about Entra a la Plaza this year because it was such a big hit last year, ” said Lindsay Palmer, senior psychology major from Houston. “It brought together the ACU and Abilene community. The food, dancing and overall atmosphere was great.”
Palmer works for the Office of Multicultural Enrichment and has been involved with Entra a la Plaza for the past few years.
Donations are strongly encouraged to support the cost of the event, but this event is free to anyone who would like to attend and enjoy a taste of Hispanic culture and heritage.