Mexican Food Missing at Salina Hispanic Heritage Celebration

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) _ The weather was almost perfect and the
entertainment was great, but something else was missing at Sunday's
Hispanic Heritage Celebration in Salina.

Mexican food.

Just before the event started, a Salina-Saline County health
inspector shut down food service by two area restaurants for
failing to use nonabsorbent tables. The inspector said the wood
tables Los Potrillos and Chikuitos had set up under the shelter did
not meet health standards.

The event is put on by the city's Hispanic Pride Committee in
the second weekend of September to mark the month's independence
days of several Latin and Central American countries.

Organizers say it's a way for the community to learn more about
those nations and their culture.