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La Comunidad Hispana celebrates 40th anniversary

11/27/2013 11:26AM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print

From left: Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell, Shelly Tucker, Peggy Harris, Mary Flores, Senator Andy Dinniman and Margarita Quinones.

La Comunidad Hispana’s 40th anniversary celebration on Nov. 21 honored four longtime supporters of the organization.

 “Our organization has grown over the years because of the dedicated work by many of our staff, volunteers and supporters,” said Margarita Mirkil, president of LCH. “We are honoring four such persons at our annual meeting this year.”

Margarita Quinones, Mary Flores, Peggy Harris and Shelly Tucker were honored for their years of  service. Quinones is a founding member of the organization, Flores is a longtime worker at LCH, Harris is the founding nurse practitioner of the health clinic and Tucker is a former board chair.

LCH board chair Alice Moorhead announced that a $100,000 anonymous donation has been made to honor the recipients and a fund will be added at the Chester County Community Foundation. The four recipients will decide how the fund will be utilized.

The event took place at the Greathouse at Loch Nairn Golf Club in Avondale on Nov. 21.

La Comunidad Hispana was established in 1973 as a community-based nonprofit organization to empower immigrants and low-income residents in Chester County to stay healthy, build strong families and lead productive, fulfilling lives. For more information, visit or call 610-444-7550, ext. 242.

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