With food trucks and a Selena cover band, Entra A La Plaza returned to campus last week. Hosted by Hispanos Unidos, the event encourages members of the Abilene community to celebrate Hispanic culture.
“You don’t have to be the same culture to support and celebrate us,” said Ashley Cortez, president of Hispanos Unidos.
COVID-19 turned Hispanos Unidos’s biggest event into a small club event; however, this year the group returned with food and entertainment. Despite COVID-19 still looming, Hispanos Unidos strives to have a better year than the last.
“With COVID-19, it was hard to fit those parameters,” said Cortez, junior marketing major from San Antonio. “This year it is more open despite COVID still being a thing. Entra has always been the biggest event for the fall.”
With food trucks to give a taste of Hispanic culture like Tacolote and Marys Paletas and others like Toasted Traveler and Bahama bucks, attendees had a range of options. The first 100 people were free for Tacolote food and first 50 people are free for Toasted Traveler food.
“Hopefully, with this event we attract more people to the club,” said Dylan Cordero, secretary of Hispanos Unidos.
Hispanic Unidos hopes to attract more than just Hispanic students to the club. Club members like Coredero look forward to having more recognition amongst students as well as bring the community together.
“Ultimately the goal is to bring campus together,” said Cordero, junior nursing major from Kaufman. “Bring Abilene together, bring the campus together and share culture and recognize Hispanic Heritage Month is the goal as well.”