Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15
In 1970, the annual Fiesta Mixicana began in Grand Rapids as the brainchild of Molly Blakely. “I wanted to show my children as well as the people here that we did have a culture, a heritage,” said Ms. Blakely. “And even though we spoke a different language, we were still Americans.” This Mexican American woman grew up in Texas where the Hispanic traditions were an important part of her life. Read more about her.