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     Puerto Rican Heritage Org.

     PO Box 1152

     Elgin, IL 60121-1152


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About Us

The Elgin Puerto Rican Parade Committee (EPRPC) have been hosting a free outdoor event to the Elgin Community for many years. The group has re-organized under the new name, The Puerto Rican Heritage Organization (PRHO). The new group continues the events hosted by the EPRPC which included pageant, parade, festival, dignitary dinner and several cultural dances.


The purpose of the event is to highlight and celebrate Elgin Illinois Puerto Rican Heritage. People from Elgin, surrounding cities and other states, whether they are Puertorrican or not, are encouraged to celebrate this cultural event that has been part of the United States since 1898 and has been a part of Elgin since 1



Elgin is the home to many different cultures and has been proud of their diversity. We are Elgins oldest and continuous cultural celebration. The benefit to the community is the opportunity for the Elgin residents to get to experience a piece of the diversity because it brings over 4000 people.


A group of about a dozen people begin planning this event a year in advance. No volunteers get paid for working in this event yet they are here  to make it a successful one. Hundreds of volunteer hours are put into this event from beginning to completion.


The Puerto Rican Heritage Organization is very grateful for all the volunteers since they are the peer to help make this event a success and a reality every year.


That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment. Do you want to support us by helping with our work? Then do not hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!


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