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First Friday, Gettysburg Style: Salsa on the Square

Published October 4, 2013

It’s that time again! First Friday is here, and the weather for tonight is going to be just perfect. In addition to the usual merchant and restaurant participation, we’ll see Gettysburg come alive with lively salsa music and dance. Food service begins at 5:30 pm. with dancing kicking off at 6:45 pm.

In celebration of Gettysburg’s sister city relationship with León, Nicargua (a partnership that has lasted for more than twenty five years), the theme of October’s First Friday is Salsa on the Square. This is the seventh annual Salsa on the Square event, observing the contribution and cultural heritage of Latino people to Adams County. Carlisle Street from the Square to the Gettysburg Transfer Station will be abuzz with dancing, children’s games, music and more.

There will be live salsa music performed by Hector Rosado and Orquesta A-CHE with appearances by local band Los Plebes de la Sierra. Gettysburg’s own Mayor Troxell will make an official proclamation of Hispanic Heritage Month, too.

The party keeps going until 10pm, so there’s plenty of time to have dinner and drinks, catch some great tunes and kick up those heels on the dance floor — erm, street.

This event is partially funded through generous grants from the Adams County Foundation, the Adams County Fruit Growers Association (AHRMA), Rice Fruit Company, the Nancy Cushing-Daniels Fund, and the Young Growers Alliance of Adams County.

See you tonight!

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