DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — This month is known as Hispanic Heritage Month, and there are tons of events throughout Central Illinois in the weeks ahead to celebrate.

Decatur had their celebration on Sunday. The CHICO organization helps Hispanic families and immigrants with resources, opportunities and youth development, and they hosted their third annual heritage festival at Nelson Park.

One of the organizers said the festival was for everyone to celebrate the culture and learn about Hispanic history.

“I’m very proud,” Carmen Rivera said. “I mean it’s just pulling everyone together, bringing our Latino community together along with all Decatur citizens so they can learn our culture and share with us our heritage.”

For any more information on events or general information, visit the CHICO Facebook page.