• Students from C.C. Pinckney and Pierce Terrace elementary schools perform a Merengue dance during the post's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Saturday at Patriot Park.

    SSI hosts 'fiesta grande'

    Students from C.C. Pinckney and Pierce Terrace elementary schools perform a Merengue dance during the post's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Saturday at Patriot Park.

  • Members of "Sabor Loco," a Northeast Columbia-based Zumba group, offer a demonstration during the festival. Other performers during the event included the salsa band "El Calvito & Orquesta Con Clase," Reggaeton artist Willython and the Charleston-based salsa dance company "Oui Dance 2." The festival was hosted by the Soldier Support Institute and encompassed the theme, "Many backgrounds, many stories and one American spirit."

    SSI hosts 'fiesta grande'

    Members of "Sabor Loco," a Northeast Columbia-based Zumba group, offer a demonstration during the festival. Other performers during the event included the salsa band "El Calvito & Orquesta Con Clase," Reggaeton artist Willython and the Charleston-based...

  • Children participate in arts and crafts activities at the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

    SSI hosts 'fiesta grande'

    Children participate in arts and crafts activities at the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

  • Leo Morel performs a Spanish version of "Stand by me."

    SSI hosts 'fiesta grande'

    Leo Morel performs a Spanish version of "Stand by me."

  • Myriam Torres, assistant professor at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health and director of the Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies, was guest speaker at Saturday's event.

    SSI hosts 'fiesta grande'

    Myriam Torres, assistant professor at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health and director of the Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies, was guest speaker at Saturday's event.

  • C.C. Pinckney and Pierce Terrace elementary schools students perform a Mexican hat dance. The celebration highlighted many Latin-American countries with music, dance performances and food. A display illustrated the history of Hispanics in the United States and highlighted some notable Latinos in U.S. history.

    SSI hosts 'fiesta grande'

    C.C. Pinckney and Pierce Terrace elementary schools students perform a Mexican hat dance. The celebration highlighted many Latin-American countries with music, dance performances and food. A display illustrated the history of Hispanics in the United...

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