at Mano-a-Mano Event
Community spirit was thriving on Saturday, September 21 during the first annual Ulster County Latino Resource Fair, sponsored in part by Ulster BOCES, and held at the Everette Hodge Community Center on Franklin Street.
Ulster BOCES is the lead agency for Mano-a-Mano, the coalition that presented the weekend’s fair. According to , an adult career counselor at Ulster BOCES and chairperson of Mano-a-Mano, the event was designed to be a celebration of diversity as well as an opportunity to bring valuable information and services to the Spanish-speaking community. Representatives from more than 30 local agencies were on hand sharing valuable information, as well as hosting children’s activities, raffles, and serving food.
The event featured a presentation on immigration law by Kerry Conboy, a migration counselor with Catholic Charities Community Services and the Office of New Americans Opportunity Center; a tax filing workshop led by Richard Torres, an IRS enrolled agent and president of TNT Business Tax Consultant; a nutrition workshop led by Sarah Daubman, a registered dietician at ShopRite; and a presentation on breast cancer awareness by Myrna Capaldi.