Spanish Community Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary

From left to right: Sister Carmen Hernandez and Sister Maura McCarthy have become like family to members of Hampton’s Hispanic community, Yesenia Morteo Valenzuela, Carmen Ramirez, Marila Vondra, and Margarita Rincon. La Luz Hispana celebrated their one-year anniversary last week.

It's been an exciting year for La Luz Hispana. The community center for Hampton's Hispanic population will be celebrating their one year anniversary in May with an open house of music, food, and games.

     Sponsored by the Sisters of the Presentation in Dubuque and managed by Sister Carmen Hernandez and Sister Maura McCarthy, La Luz Hispana provides Hampton's Hispanic community with a place of their own for activities both educational and recreational.

     "Every day there's someone coming in," says Sister Hernandez. "La Luz Hispana provides a safe environment for them to come together."

     "We are so glad that the Hispanic community has a center of its own," says Margarita Rincon, who frequents the center's services. "We are very glad of all the activities here."

Read the full article in the April 2 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.