Student Group to Honor Local Hispanic Businesses

OGDEN, Utah – In conjunction with Weber State University's Hispanic Emphasis Week (Oct. 6-Oct. 10), Hispanic Area Council students will host a banquet honoring local Hispanic businesses on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m at the WSU Alumni Center.

In this inaugural year of the banquet, the council has chosen to recognize Javier's, Rita's Bakery, Burrito Grande, Beto's Mexican Food, El Rodeo, Los Tarascos and Melinas Mexican. Businesses were selected based on their accomplishments and contributions to the Hispanic community.

Javier Chavez, WSU alumnus and owner of the four Ogden-area Javier's Mexican restaurants, will be the keynote speaker.

Proceeds from the evening will help establish a scholarship fund for Hispanic students at Ben Lomond and Ogden high schools. The funds will provide two high school seniors with tuition scholarships for fall semester 2004.

The council plans to hold the banquet annually. "We think this is a worthwhile cause that we hope future councils will continue," said Celeste Vilchis, WSU Latino senator.

Those interested in sponsoring a banquet table should contact Elizabeth Dundas at 801-626-6618.


Ruth Stubbs, Hispanic Counselor
801-626-7331 ·

Danielle Blaisdell, Office of Media Relations
801-626-7212 ·