IRVING, Texas. 31, August 2000 - To kick off Hispanic
Heritage Month, North Lake College, the City of Irving,
and Las Colinas Medical Center are sponsoring the
Irving Family Festival (Festival de la Familia de
Irving). The Festival will be held on Saturday, September
9, 2000 at the South Irving Center of North Lake College.
Free immunizations, cholesterol and glucose screenings
are available with music, food, games and prizes.
The sponsors organized the festival to promote health,
wellness, education, and community services available
to the Irving Hispanic community. Joe Putnam, Mayor
of Irving, and David England, President of North Lake
College, will open the event.
The Festival will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. at North Lake's South Irving Center located at
440 Nursery Road, on the southeast corner of Irving
Blvd. and Nursery. The Center provides guidance, courses
and instruction in Spanish as well as English to the
South Irving community.
Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas
County Community College District without regard to
race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender