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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Brookhaven Town to Present Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Video on October 15

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Farmingville, NY - On October 15, Supervisor Edward P. Romaine, the Brookhaven Town Board and Hispanic Advisory Board will honor Hispanic residents who have served our community during the COVID-19 pandemic with the Sixth Annual “Virtual” Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. This year’s event will be presented as a video on the Town’s website at www.BrookhavenNY.gov/HispanicHeritage. Residents may also access the video on the Town’s Facebook page (@BrookhavenTown) and the Brookhaven Town Government Access Channel 18 (Altice/Cablevision). The “virtual” Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will launch on Thursday, October 15 at 6:00 pm.

Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “This year, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is more important than ever. By honoring the people who have been serving on the front lines of the pandemic, we acknowledge the vital services that they perform every day. I thank them all for doing the work that helps to keep everyone healthy and safe.”

The 2020 Town of Brookhaven Hispanic Heritage Month Community Honorees are:

•Jose Bonilla and the employees at BRAVO Supermarket in Patchogue
•Vilma Guio and Alex Casas (posthumous) and the employees of Los Andes restaurant in Patchogue
•The Guale Family – Husband and father, Raul Guale was a registered nurse who succumbed to COVID 19 this past July at the age of 34 years
•New York State Industries for the Disabled /American Maintenance Brookhaven Town Hall Cleaning Crew

In 2013, Supervisor Ed Romaine established Brookhaven’s first Hispanic Advisory Board to help improve cultural understanding between the Hispanic community, civic and business leaders, government, and residents. The Hispanic Advisory Board serves as a sounding board to the Town Board and provides viable recommendations on policies that advance the social and economic well-being of Hispanics and all citizens in the Town of Brookhaven.

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