Kankakee County Hispanic Partnership hosts awards

From left to right, Ted Peterson, of Van Drunen Farms; Natalie Ojeda, president of the Kankakee County Hispanic Partnership; Lorenia Lara, of the Kankakee County Hispanic Partnership; Heidi Lopez, of Van Drunen Farms; and Lupita Sorich, of the Kankakee County Hispanic Partnership, listen to Victor Nevarez’s remarks Thursday at the Kankakee Public Library. Nevarez, clinical director of Duane Dean Behavioral Health Center, was honored with a Make a Difference Award. The 15th annual Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month Educational Gift and Make a Difference Awards Reception recognized 10 outstanding students, as well as organizations and individuals who have made a difference in the community.

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