City of Reno celebrates Fiesta Latin@ and recognizes Reno People Project honorees
Event and recognition are part of year-long Reno 150 sesquicentennial celebration
As part of Reno’s year-long 150th birthday celebration, the City of Reno will host the inaugural Fiesta Latin@ on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Reno City Plaza. The next 15 recipients of the Reno People Project will be announced during Fiesta Latin@ at 5:30 p.m. Ultimately, 150 people will be recognized by May 9, 2018.
Reno City Councilmember Oscar Delgado initiated the Fiesta Latin@ event as another opportunity to celebrate Reno’s thriving arts and culture scene, and to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, 2017. The event is free and open to the public.
The Reno People ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The Reno People Project is a way to tell 150 stories about some of the people who make up our unique community history. The next group of honorees are:
- Jessie Beck
- Teresa Benitez-Thompson
- Benson Dillon (B.D.) Billinghurst
- Rev. Onie Cooper
- Nancy Cummings
- Louie Erreguible
- Estella Levario Gutierrez
- Sadie Dotson Hurst
- Bertha Miranda
- Rosa Molina
- William (Bill) Moon
- Daniel Perez
- Dr. Emma Sepulveda
- Dr. Angie Taylor
- Ray Valdez
Anyone can submit a nomination for a past/present Reno citizen who has made a positive impact on the City of Reno’s history. Nominations must include a short (250-word maximum) biography of the nominee, their efforts and the reasons you’d like their story included. Including a photograph of the nominee is recommended. Visit Reno.gov/Reno150 for more information.
More About Reno 150
The City of Reno plans to host several more Reno 150 events during the year-long sesquicentennial celebration, including:
- September 23, 2017 - Fiesta Latin@ on City Plaza
- October 14, 2017 - March From the Arch in downtown Reno
- November 11, 2017 - Veteran’s Day Parade in downtown Reno
- December 2017 - Tree Lighting on City Plaza
- May 9, 2018 - Sesquicentennial Celebration (150th birthday) at Greater Nevada Field