Georgia Southern to host 5th annual Flag Parade

Matthew Enfinger and Shiann Sivell

Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro Campus will celebrate its 5th annual Flag Parade at the Rotunda on Tuesday.

The festival, which takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., is sponsored by the the Association of Latin American Students and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

ALAS Vice President Judith Reyes said attendees will meet up at the Newton building to receive one of the many country’s flags the Office of Multicultural Affairs lets the festival borrow every year.

“Once everyone has arrived and has gotten their flag, we walk as a group, proudly wearing our flags on display, up the pedestrian toward the Russell Union Rotunda,” Reyes said.

The Rotunda will have music playing and a food truck from Chazito’s, a local Latin American restaurant, will serve Latin American cuisine to the first 100 people who attend the event, Reyes said.

After the first 100, Chazito’s will offer 10 percent off for students and faculty.

The festival is part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 in the United States and recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.

“This event is an important part of Latino Heritage Month,” Reyes said, “because it shows how diverse the Latin American population is on the Statesboro campus, and that we are proud of our culture.”

Matthew Enfinger, The George-Anne Editor-in-Chief, [email protected]

Shiann Sivell, The George-Anne Enterprise Reporter, [email protected]