The Neely Mansion Association presented Filipino Heritage Day at the historic homestead last Saturday.
The event honored the local Filipino-American community, the Acosta family and farm workers who lived and farmed at Neely Mansion for more than 40 years.
The celebration of Filipino-American arts, culture and heritage included Dorothy Cordova, an award-winning author of Filipinos in Puget Sound, and artist/sculptor Noel Bautista, who provided demonstrations and displays of his unique works of art. The Filipino-American Community of Puget Sound Dance Troupe performed.
There were vintage costume displays and dancing. Members of the Filipino American Military Retirees Association and a variety of vendors were in attendance, with games, singing and other fun events.