OME Hosts Booth at Adams County Farmers Market for Hispanic Heritage Month

By Ella Prieto, Managing and News Editor & William Oehler, Director of Photography 

On Saturday, the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) hosted a booth at the Adams County Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The booth was a part of the Farmers Market celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Market. 

Assistant Director of OME and Community Liason for the Center of Public Service and Case de la Cultura Mauricio Novoa explained how the day came to be.

“When the Farmers Market was thinking of doing something to celebrate local Latinx folk and get them to come to the market, they came to Casa to ask [for help],” said Novoa.

He also explained that the booths were a way to get OME’s and Gettysburg College’s names out to the community while simultaneously showing how OME, Gettysburg College and Casa de la Cultura frequently collaborate.

Casa de la Cultura workers speaker with members of the community. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian.)

Casa de la Cultura workers speaker with members of the community. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian.)

The booths featured various swag items, such as candy, t-shirts, books and coloring materials for members of the community to take. 

The Farmers Market had other booths for Hispanic Heritage Month present as well. This included the bilingual public Vida Charter School and Hispanic-American Center Manos Unidas. 

Other activities present included piñatas, music and a Hispanic food truck.

Manos Unidas booth at the Adams County Farmers Market, offering services to the community. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

Manos Unidas booth at the Adams County Farmers Market, offering services to the community. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

Community members line up to buy from "The Mexican Food Truck." (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

Community members line up to buy from “The Mexican Food Truck.” (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

Workers raise a piñata for children to play with. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

Workers raise a piñata for children to play with. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

The music set up at the Adams County Farmers Market. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

The music set up at the Adams County Farmers Market. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

Crowd enjoys the Adam's County Farmer's Market. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

Crowd enjoys the Adam’s County Farmer’s Market. (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

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Author: Ella Prieto

Ella Prieto ’26 serves as the Managing Editor for the Gettysburgian. Previously, she worked as the News Editor, the Assistant News Editor, and as a staff writer for the News and Arts & Entertainment sections. Ella is a double major in Public Policy and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a Writing Minor. On campus, Ella volunteers with the Casa Swim program, is an It’s On Us Fellow in the Office of Sexual Respect and Title IX, and is the President of the Panhellenic Council. She loves to read and keep up with celebrity drama in her free time.

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