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.
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.