Hispanic Heritage Month events include picnic, fun run and banquet

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The Robins Hispanic Heritage Committee is celebrating "Diversity United, Building America's Future Today."

That's the theme of this year's Hispanic Heritage Month observance, which begins with an opening ceremony Saturday at the Base Exchange from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The month long observance is a national celebration which runs Saturday through Oct. 15. Robins will host the following events throughout the month:

-- A picnic is scheduled for Sept. 22 at Gator Park from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. POCs are Marisol Soto at 472-2856 and Gopi Weldon, at 862-3382.

-- A luncheon will take place Sept. 26 at the Heritage Club at 11 a.m. The guest speaker is Col. Kimberly Ramos, Air Force Reserve Command director of communications and chief information officer. POC is Mary Lou Medina at 468-4936.

-- A Hispanic Heritage 5-K Fun Run will be at the Health and Wellness Center Oct. 5. POC is Tech. Sgt. Lizbeth Martinez at 497- 1777.

-- The final event is a banquet Oct. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Museum of Aviation. The banquet will include Latin music and dancing. POCs are Gopi Weldon at 862-3382 or Marisol Soto at 472-2856.