I would like to take a moment and congratulate Pastor Rolfi Elivo and the Spanish Ministry at the Warwick Reformed Church for an incredible seventh annual Hispanic Heritage Parade and Celebration. Their hard work, their passion, and their love for our community really shone through and made this event memorable.
Congratulations to those who were recognized at this event for their outstanding support of the Hispanic Community including: Israel Mercado, Diego Sanchez, Theresa Mack, Liz Houlton, Jim Neujahr, and Mimi Fader.
I, myself, also received an award that day for my support of the Hispanic Community. I am honored and, I have to admit, a little embarrassed, to be recognized for doing things I believe one should do.
Pastor Rolfi and Mayor Michael Newhard encouraged me to accept my award and speak from my heart. I was inspired by my neighbors, the Madero Family and the Alquezada Family, who have become my second family.
I would like reiterate my speech, and remind everyone that “actions speak louder than words. Acciones hablan mas que palabras.” We are all Warwickians, living in this community together, and we must support one another despite our differences. Kindness is contagious; let’s spread it around!
Thank you again to everyone who made this event possible.