44 Woodland Rd. Mount Pocono, PA 18344
The Latino Task Force of Monroe County — in collaboration with Mount Airy Casino Resort — will host Noche de Arte Latino 2010, an art exhibit and reception showcasing the work of Latino artists residing in Monroe County on Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Mount Airy Casino Resort Event Center from 6 to 9 p.m.
The wine and cheese reception, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by salsa lessons and dancing in Gypsies Nightclub and Lounge with the band Charansalsa.
Noche de Arte will feature the work of Maria Ferreris, Lucia Alvarez, Mariana Russo and Jasmine Mirabal-Abrams, four Latino artists who are making headway with their cultural contributions to the art scene in Monroe County.
Also at the event, the Latino Task Force of Monroe County will also award its Corporate Recognition Award to Mount Airy Casino Resort in recognition of the company’s support for the LTF and its contribution to a diverse workforce in Monroe County.
“Mount Airy has co-sponsored past LTF events, contributed financially to the LTF Scholarship Fund, and Mount Airy employees have actively participated in LTF Hispanic Heritage month celebrations,“ said LTF President Dagmaris Cabezas. “ Mount Airy has been a true friend to the Latino community here.”
Each year, the LTF awards a scholarship to a Latino college student residing or attending school in Monroe County. For the past three years, the Latino Task Force has held three Noche de Gala dinners to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. At these events, it has presented leadership, community service, and corporate recognition awards to individuals and organizations whose work has contributed to the advancement of the Latino community here.
The first Noche de Gala featured former PA Secretary of State Pedro Cortes. All events have attracted hundreds of individuals of all walks of life who have enjoyed the group’s annual art exibit and cultural presentations.
The Latino Task Force (LTF) of Monroe County is a nonpartisan community organization created to advance the contributions of the Latino community in Monroe County through civic activities that include educational forums, media outreach, voter education and registration, and heritage events. For information visit www.latinotaskforceofmonroecounty.org.
Mount Airy Casino Resort
44 Woodland Road
Mount Pocono, PA 18344