The honorees of the fourth annual Amistad (Friendship) Awards have been announced. School Superintendent Louann Carlomango, Mayor Ken Brown and teacher Darian Tucker are three Sonoma Valley individuals who have served the Hispanic community through their work, and will be recognized on Sunday, Oct. 20, during a dinner and ceremony at Robledo Family Winery beginning at 5 p.m.
“This is our opportunity to show our appreciation to those who go above and beyond the call of duty,” said Alejandra Cervantes, executive director of Nuestra Voz of Sonoma, which hosts the fundraising Amistad Awards. “With the Mexican Consulate of San Francisco and the City of Sonoma, our group is pleased to acknowledge these recipients and their skills and hard work that make a big difference to the Hispanic community of the Sonoma Valley."
Nuestra Voz of Sonoma is a nonprofit that has been serving the Sonoma Valley community for 13 years. Programs center on providing healthful activities for Latino residents, including aerobics and martial arts classes, competitive and recreational soccer, traditional ethnic arts classes, scholarships, education on healthy food choices, a new community food garden and community outreach.
Tickets for the Amistad Awards dinner are available at the Nuestra Voz office, 200 Fuentes Lane; at Sonoma Materials and at the Robledo Family Winery. General admission is $75.
For details about the event, contact Nuestra Voz at 939-9369.