By: Corbin Lingenfelter, News Director
Huntingburg- It was a day of celebration for the crowd at the newest ALASI Resource Center in Huntingburg.
The center focuses on providing resources and help to members of the Hispanic community. Speakers at the event included ALASI President Evelyn Rivas, Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide, Huntingburg Mayor Steve Schwinghammer, and Southridge High School Student Guadalupe Dubon.
It was an emotional time for Rivas, who shared that the center holds a great meaning to the Latino community.
“It just means that our community is beyond home,” Rivas said, “This space can provide them with everything.”
The ALASI Center was opened at the start of Hispanic Heritage month, which was recognized through a declaration by both Mayors Schwinghammer and Vonderheide.
“It was not planned,” Rivas said, “We started our fundraising a couple months ago. We wanted to make sure we had a good amount of support before we went public. As the time came closer we had Latino Culture Fest and we were thinking where we were with our fundraising and just thought, you know what, we need to go public.”
The ALASI Resource Center is in the old Huntingburg City Hall at 511 East 4th Street.