Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hispanic Heritage Month Gala

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hispanic Heritage Month Gala

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The Nat King Cole lyrics "Smile though your heart is aching" may best describe the mood for some at the fourth annual Hispanic Heritage Month Gala, Saturday night at the Westin Convention Center, Downtown. Many of the nearly 400 guests who came to celebrate their heritage had thoughts of friends and family in Puerto Rico since hurricane Maria devastated the island. The event presented by the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is held every other year.

"We are trying to make this a celebration," said PMAHCC chairman Ron Alvarado. "I was able to talk to mother twice since the hurricane," he said. "She is in Puerto Rico and things are not good." Luis Clemente and Roberto Clemente Jr. were both supposed to attend but could not. "Luis is in Puerto Rico trying to get his mother back to the states," explained Mr. …

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