Hispanic Heritage luncheon held virtually

Hispanic Heritage Month

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Los Barrios de Amarillo held a virtual event honoring Hispanics in our community who have made contributions to our city.

The event was held virtually instead of in the Amarillo Wesley Community Center since COVID-19 cases have continued to rise in our area.

The recipients of the awards are nominated and chosen based on their accomplishments, not only for what they are doing during Hispanic Heritage Month, but every day.

“It gives us time to pause, to reflect on all of our leaders that serve in our community every single day each one of you that give of yourself, of … your professional life for all of the goals that we are striving to accomplish in our local community,” Potter County Commissioner Mercy Murguia said.

A few awards that were given at the virtual ceremony was the Business Community Service Award, the Hispanic Man of the Year award, and the Hispanic Women of the Year Award.

Watch the full award luncheon below.

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