By Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick The Register-Guard – RegisterGuard.com – Photo: Dana Sparks | The Register-Guard.
Photo: Balet Folklorico Mexico en la Piel Academia performing at the fourth annual Noche Cultural at Island Park in Springfiled.
The group performing, Folklorico Ballet México en la Piel Academia, was one of many groups showcasing Latino traditions throughout the seven-hour event at Island Park in Springfield. Noche Cultural is an evening for celebrating Latino heritage and organized entirely by Eugene-Springfield area volunteers. There are between 33,000 and 35,000 residents in Lane County who identify as Hispanic, but events celebrating the various cultures’ richness are sparse, said event chairman Antonio Huerta.