The streets of downtown Seymour were filled Saturday afternoon with the sounds of music provided by a Mexican street band and the smell of traditional foods from Latin America.

A dance group from Columbus also provided those attending the first Latino Festival at One Chamber Square with a look at another part of Latino culture.

There were many goals behind the event, sponsored by the Latino Council, but one important one.

“We just wanted to build a bridge between the Latino community and the Anglo community and help break the language barrier,” Magda Posadas said.

Posadas, who works for Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, is one of the original members of the Latino Council. The other founding members of the council, established in 2009, are Ana De Gante, Kim Barnett and Missy Woods.

The festival is just one way the council is trying to build that bridge, De Gante said.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7051.