INDIANTOWN – The Village of Indiantown Council unanimously proclaimed Sept. 15, 2020 to Oct. 15, 2020, as Hispanic Heritage Month at their recent Sept.10 Regular meeting. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, roughly 62 percent of Village residents have Hispanic roots.
“We have a large Central American and Mexican population here in Indiantown,” said Mayor Janet Hernández. “Given COVID-19, we can’t celebrate as much as we would like, but you will see it in the streets of the Village. These are proud people, proud to be here in America.”
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationally in recognition of the contribution and influence Hispanic Americans bring to the history, culture and achievement of the United States. Originally adopted in 1988 by the United States Congress, the resolution designates Sept.15 through Oct. 15 of each year as National Hispanic Heritage Month. With its large Hispanic population, the Village of Indiantown issued the proclamation to honor residents throughout its community.
The dates for Hispanic Heritage Month coincide with the anniversary of independence for several Latin and Central American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (Sept. 15); Mexico (Sept.16); and Chile (Sept.18).
Indiantown is a rural community in Florida’s Treasure Coast. First established in the early 1900s, then incorporated on Dec. 31, 2017, Florida’s youngest municipality hosts a diverse population of roughly 6,000 residents. While it may be small, its resident engagement is exemplary and its potential for community building and new business opportunity is large. The Village mission seeks to enable economic prosperity and business while building pride and cohesion through hands-on self-governance