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Hartford Relief Center Hosted Three Kings Day Celebration for Caribbean Friends
(Hartford, Conn.) More than 100 partygoers braved the record cold on Jan. 6 to celebrate “Three Kings Day” at the Centro de Ayuda Para Nuestros Amigos Caribeños (Relief Center for our Caribbean Friends) at 15 Van Dyke Ave., Hartford. Cultura Mosaica, Inc. and DJ Jason Nieves provided the dance music and hungry guests enjoyed a holiday feast served by volunteers from the Department of Correction. Best of all, were the presents the kids received, which Southern Connecticut State University students wrapped.
The free, all-volunteer event was coordinated by the Capitol Region Education Council, which manages the relief center. Since it opened on Nov. 1, it has provided free services to more than 1,300 people who have relocated to the Hartford region from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands as the result of last fall’s hurricanes.