Puerto Rican Flag Raising 2009
Puerto Rican Pride!
Tomorrow morning at 11am, the 43rd Annual Puerto Rican flag raising will take place at City Hall.
Active community member Inés García Keim sent this announcement out earlier in the week:
Small business owner honored
“The Puerto Rican Cultural Committee of Hoboken invites members of the public to the celebration of the 43rd Annual Puerto Rican Flag Raising in the City of Hoboken. The ceremony will take place Saturday, June 20th at 11:00 AM in the Council Chambers at Hoboken City Hall.
The ceremony will be dedicated to Ms. Magali Galarza, an entrepreneur and small business owner who has owned and operated an entertainment club in Hoboken which has been a local favorite since 1982. Ms. Galarza, a native of Utuado, Puerto Rico, is a graduate of Hoboken High School and New Jersey City University. Her achievements in the business world were highlighted in the “Who’s Who” edition of the Spanish Business Journal.
The committee also announced four winners of its annual scholarship awards to graduating Hoboken High School Seniors. Joseph Castaing, Jessica Lopez, Virgen Negron and Rafferty Rodriguez were selected to receive awards of $1,000 each. The awards will be presented at the Flag Raising Ceremony. Mr. Castaign will attend New Jersey City University. Ms. Lopez will attend William Paterson University. Ms. Negron and Mr. Rodriguez will attend Rutgers University.
The Puerto Rican Cultural Committee of Hoboken is a community-based non-profit organization that awards scholarships to college-bound students and sponsors various cultural and civic activities in the City of Hoboken. Since 1996, the PRCC has awarded over $43,000 in scholarships to Hoboken public school graduating Seniors of Puerto Rican descent that are pursuing higher education. The majority are the first members of their families to attend college.
The committee is planning its annual fundraising banquet to be held on November 20, 2009, and will release details on that event in the next few weeks.”