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“Bienvenidos,” Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said Sunday, welcoming people to the first annual Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Celebration at the Robert Crown Center.

The event, which ran from 1 to 5 p.m., featured authentic Hispanic food and live entertainment.

The Hispanic population in Evanston is growing, the mayor said — by almost half in the past ten years — from about 6 to 9 percent of the overall population. That number is lower, though, than the 21 percent of the metro area population that’s Hispanic.

The Evanston events are part of a national observance running through Oct. 15 to celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanics whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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  1. Crown Event

    It was a great day! I went, and Crown was packed all 5 hours, and the food and entertainment were wonderful!   Everyone I saw there had smiles on their faces! Gracias!

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