Festival Latino, Mississippi Hispanic Association


Festival Latino, Mississippi Hispanic Association

Full Description


Early in 1993, Esperanza Velásquez and Elsa Baughman began discussions concerning the formation of a club or organization for the purpose of uniting all Hispanics residing in Mississippi.  The first meeting, named the “Encuentro,” took place at Fernando’s Restaurant on May 23, 1993 and approximately 60 people attended and responded to a questionnaire whose results indicated a unanimous consensus that the creation of such an organization was a necessity.  It was not until October of 1995 that serious discussions pertaining to the structure of such an association began—particularly the formation of a Board of Directors as well as the objective detailed below.  On January 2, 1996, Esperanza Velásquez met with lawyer Merida Coxwell in order to finalize the by-laws by which the Mississippi Hispanic Association (MHA) was to abide by.

On January 31, 1996, Mr. Coxwell’s secretary read the minutes of incorporation to the MHA Board of Directors–all of whom agreed to contribute a sum of $30 each to cover the incorporation fee.  Mr. Coxwell presented the petition before the Secretary of State’s office in order to ensure that the Association be incorporated in accordance with the laws of the State of Mississippi.  The petition was registered under Section 79-11-137, Code 1972.  On February 3, 1996, the Association solicited a request for tax exemption, and five months later, the request was granted https://cheapnolvadexpct.com temporary status under Section 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Service.  This temporary status lasted from January 3, 1996 to December 31, 2000. The association has had permanent status as a non-profit organization since April 4, 2001.



Counties Served

  1. StateWide
  2. Adams
  3. Alcorn
  4. Amite
  5. Attala
  6. Benton
  7. Bolivar
  8. Calhoun
  9. Carroll
  10. Chickasaw
  11. Choctaw
  12. Claiborne
  13. Clarke
  14. Clay
  15. Coahoma
  16. Copiah
  17. Covington
  18. DeSoto
  19. Forrest
  20. Franklin
  21. George
  22. Greene
  23. Grenada
  24. Hancock
  25. Harrison
  26. Hinds
  27. Holmes
  28. Humphreys
  29. Issaquena
  30. Itawamba
  31. Jackson
  32. Jasper
  33. Jefferson
  34. Jefferson Davis
  35. Jones
  36. Kemper
  37. Lafayette
  38. Lamar
  39. Lauderdale
  40. Lawrence
  41. Leake
  42. Lee
  43. Leflore
  44. Lincoln
  45. Lowndes
  46. Madison
  47. Marion
  48. Marshall
  49. Monroe
  50. Montgomery
  51. Neshoba
  52. Newton
  53. Noxubee
  54. Oktibbeha
  55. Panola
  56. Pearl River
  57. Perry
  58. Pike
  59. Pontotoc
  60. Prentiss
  61. Quitman
  62. Rankin
  63. Scott
  64. Sharkey
  65. Simpson
  66. Smith
  67. Stone
  68. Sunflower
  69. Tallahatchie
  70. Tate
  71. Tippah
  72. Tishomingo
  73. Tunica
  74. Union
  75. Walthall
  76. Warren
  77. Washington
  78. Wayne
  79. Webster
  80. Wilkinson
  81. Winston
  82. Yalobusha
  83. Yazoo

SKU

SKU130826074422

Fee for Service

  1. Free
  2. Payment Required

Ages Served

  1. 0-5
  2. 6-12
  3. 13-18
  4. Adult
  5. Senior

Telephone

(601) 371-9009

email

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