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Four Rivers Cultural Center will host Mexican Independence Day event Sunday

A dancer from the Ballet Folkórico Mexico Lindo performs at Lions Park last month. The Nampa-based dance troupe will perform at the Mexican Independence Day event at Four Rivers Cultural Center on Sept. 15. (The Enterprise/Isabella Garcia)

ONTARIO – It started with a Catholic priest and the ringing of a church bell in September 1810.

The priest, Miguel Hidalgo, unleashed a war for independence that Mexicans all over the world celebrate today. To commemorate the occasion, Four Rivers Cultural Center will host its annual Mexican Independence Day event Sunday, Sept. 15.

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. the center will feature mariachi, traditional Mexican dancing, food, piñatas and games.

The free event kicked off seven years ago, when a group of local Latinos were brainstorming events that would showcase Latino . . .