The Filipino American Community of Puget Sound Dance Troupe performs on stage during Filipino Heritage Day at Neely Mansion on Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

The Filipino American Community of Puget Sound Dance Troupe performs on stage during Filipino Heritage Day at Neely Mansion on Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Community celebrates Filipino Heritage Day at Neely Mansion | PHOTOS

Filipino-American arts, culture and people honored

  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:45pm
  • News

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.


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Maria Cristina Vince Cruz sings on stage. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Maria Cristina Vince Cruz sings on stage. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Congresswoman Kim Schrier talks on stage. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Congresswoman Kim Schrier talks on stage. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Artist Del Avila Bermudez II shows Kathy Flores his art. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Artist Del Avila Bermudez II shows Kathy Flores his art. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Members of the Neely Mansion Association board and Filipino American Community of Puget Sound pose with Congresswoman Kim Schrier. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Members of the Neely Mansion Association board and Filipino American Community of Puget Sound pose with Congresswoman Kim Schrier. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Jose Calugas Jr. – his father was a decorated World War II veteran – talks on stage. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Jose Calugas Jr. – his father was a decorated World War II veteran – talks on stage. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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