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Roseville festival honors Hispanic railroad workers

Event coincides with Roseville High School Centennial Celebration
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In conjunction with the Roseville High School Centennial Celebration, a group has come together to honor the city's railroad workers from past and present.

The RHS Centennial/Hispanic Heritage Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 15, at Roseville High School and features live entertainment with Aztec dancers and Ballet Folklorico, a slide show honoring pioneering railroad workers and families, and a recognition ceremony. Lunch will be provided by local Mexican food vendors.

Event Coordinator Rene Aguilera's father worked for Union Pacific for 42 years.

"You wouldn't have Roseville High School without the railroad," Aguilera said.

The city of Roseville, originally called Junction, grew in the early 1900s with the arrival of railroad workers when Southern Pacific Railroad moved its facilities here from Rocklin. The high school district formed in 1912.

The event recognizes national Hispanic Heritage Month and is organized by the Hispanic Empowerment Association, Latino Leadership Council, Roseville High School Latino Club and Roseville High School Alumni Association.

~ Sena Christian

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RHS Centennial/Hispanic Heritage Festival

What: Event honors Hispanic railroad workers in recognition of national Hispanic Heritage Month

When: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15

Where: Patti Baker Theatre at Roseville High School, 1 Tiger Way

Cost: Free parking, admission and food

Info: For more information on volunteering, sponsorships or vendor opportunities, contact Rene Aguilera at (916) 532-5998 or rosevilleschoolboard@yahoo.com