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September 20, 2018 at 6:06 a.m.
Mortimer Street resident and Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School fifth-grader Allyson Muguerza (left) catches up with her 12-year-old friend Kendra Bobes of Greenwich, Conn. as they indulge in some traditional Peruvian food.
Even though she’s eager to start building at the Home Depot arts and crafts table, 3-year-old Port Chester resident Melani Leyva isn’t quite ready to use the hammer. So, she’s more than happy to let her father Jorge help during the Second Pentecostal Church’s fourth annual International Food Day festival in the parking lot behind 58 Poningo St. on Sunday, Sept. 9.
Silvia Buezo (left) and Doris Bolanos stop for a moment to show off their vibrant Guatemalan dresses. Though the women reside in Greenwich, Conn., they are regular parishioners of the Second Pentecostal Church.
The International Food Day festival celebrates the harmonization of different cultures by featuring free Latin food from various countries representative of the congregation. Merritt Street resident Delny Icquierdo (right) and her friend Glenda Duarte of Greenwich, Conn., serve up homemade Guatemalan specialties.
Of the 150-plus festival attendees, many celebrate cultural pride by wearing traditional and typical clothing of their heritage. Greenwich, Conn. resident Ashley Sierra (middle) sports a gorgeous blue Mexican dress, while Elm Street resident Jocelyn Marroquin (left) fashions Guatemalan attire with her Port Chester High School sophomore relative Genesis and 3-year-old son Lucas Escobar.
José Jain Morales, a Port Chester resident who originates from Colombia, teaches his slightly frustrated 4-year-old daughter Jhoselyn Michelle Morales how to use the purple yo-yo she just made at the Home Depot arts and crafts table.
Greenwich, Conn. resident Nohem Britto helps her 5-year-old son Dan pick out the perfect shade of purple for the shelf he just built at the Home Depot arts and crafts table.
Several event attendees, volunteers and friends gather for a group shot.
Second Pentecostal Church pastors and missionaries provided music and entertainment for the festival.