Felisha Felix, reporter/photographer
(STX, September 20, 2023).UVI showed out to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Passion and Pride” with the theme positive logo: “Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America.”
UVI Buccaneers were honored with a Happy Hour Social Wednesday morning at the Albert A. Sheen Campus. Vendors such as Love Croix Helados brought amaretto ice cream and Annies Café delivered a full Latin-infused lunch spread.
There were cultural drinks and dishes such as flan, coquito, mojitos, and paella. Giveaway prizes were shared during trivia questions and activities even included a salsa dance lesson/class on the lawn.
Of course, any Latin social cannot go without music! Performances by the Romanza Band and the St. Croix Ballroom & Latin Dancers were in full effect.
Mini sombreros, flags, and positive vibes accompanied this colorful event. Diversity and empowerment were indeed the highlight of the day.