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Fiesta Time Fort Wayne is back

For the last couple of years during festival season, one event has been missing, but this year it's back.

Posted: Aug 18, 2018 7:20 PM
Updated: Aug 19, 2018 8:33 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The organizer, Fernando Zapari, said it's been about 10 years since the last Fiesta Fort Wayne saying there is a need for this to make sure everyone in the city is aware of the strides the hispanic community is making during a time where it seems immigrants are under attack.

"We engage in everybody's culture without disrespecting anybody else's culture. That's why we are celebrating this in Fort Wayne," Zapari said.

Not only are they celebrating the culture, but they're honoring those in the community who've have stepped up to help immigrant families, and are providing services to people who desire a better life.

Diana Jackson-Davis is one of them.
Even though she's not hispanic, it's something she is very familiar with.

"Most people know I was born in England. My family is from Nigeria so I've worked with immigrants in this community for about 25 years and I know the struggles. I also know the contributions that immigrants are making in this community, so to be a part of it, it's just something I love doing,"she explained.

Some people who came out today believe it can bigger with more community support.

"The community has come together to support this fiesta, but we need more people from higher levels to lower levels to all come together to support this. Once we support each other, we can be strong,"Golnaz Matthews said.

Zapari's wish is that everyone comes out to enjoy the fiesta no matter their race.

"You don't have to be a hispanic or latino anybody can come and find out about Parkview here. There's human resources and Sweetwater more about how they can get better jobs, better paying jobs. It's a lot of opportunities here,"he added.

Among the food and music are resources everyone can use.

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