Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and the Dawes Ave School in Somers Point kicked it off with a meal of red beans and rice for students.

Aside from the fact that it is a healthy, simple meal, it is also a common meal in Hispanic households.

β€œThe Hispanic population is growing in Somers Point, and we welcome their culture as well as their foods to our school,” said Principal Doreen Lee.

β€” Suzanne Marino

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