FORT STEWART, GA -- Hundreds of community members gathered next to the Army Community Service Center Sept. 20 to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Sponsored by the Hinesville Hispanic Club, the event was filled with bright colors, vibrant sounds, and appetizing aromas.

Playing a variety of music ranging from salsa to meringue, people danced to the beat of several drums. Mixed with maracas, trumpet, guitar, saxophone, the tunes appeared to make people come alive with laughter, as they sang along.

Jerome Smalls, husband of Hispanic Club president Mayra Smalls helped cook for the occasion. He said the event was held to welcome home returning Soldiers and help celebrate Hispanic Heritage - a part of the nation's diversity, which makes it so great.

Smalls said anyone interested in learning more about the club can call 271-2989.