Club Taino Puertorriqueño’s Constitution Day
TOLEDO: For the 23rd year, Club Taino
Puertorriqueño celebrated Puerto Rico’s Constitution Day.
It was held this year on July 28, 2019 at Swan Creek Metropark
According to the Club’s María González, the Constitution
of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Constitución
del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico) is the controlling government document of
which is part of the Commonwealth of the United States. Its
constitution was ratified on July 25, 1952. All Puerto Ricans
are U.S. citizens.
Amy Rivera and Leilani Pérez
were each the recipients of $500 in scholarship funds. Amy plans
on attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. She is a
graduate from the Toledo School of the Arts. Leilani, who
graduated from TPS’ Bowsher HS, will be attending the University
of Toledo, with a focus on nursing. The
Latinas were also recognized at this year's Latino
Scholarship Day with the Toledo Mud Hens.
At the picnic,
Luis O. Moctezuma gave a brief speech about the
importance of Puerto Rico and what needs to be done since the
tragic devastation of the island by several hurricanes and
subsequent political turmoil. Luis was born in Yabucoa, Puerto
Rico but now resides in the Toledo area.
course, there was plenty of popular foods from the island
arroz con gandules, pollo guisado, pasteles, y más.