Youngstown church celebrates heritage with Caribbean fundraiser

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – As Hispanic culture thrives in the Valley, a lot of organizations take the opportunity to celebrate their heritage during the month of September — and share it with the community.

The Spanish Evangelical church in Youngstown held a Caribbean fundraiser for their parish. The night was full of traditional foods and dances.

For Ruth┬áRojas, a member of the church says it’s about embracing their culture.

“We want to maintain our cultures — many new immigrants are coming over as well and they share. So the church maintains that sense of unity with the generations. So grandma might speak Spanish — the next generation speaks both — and maybe the children might just speak English but yet they are in love with their culture.”

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