Ethnic Heritage Museum honors local woman as Hispanic Woman of the Year
ROCKFORD (WREX) -
One local woman was honored Sunday to celebrate her heritage and impact on the community.
Mary Nunez was awarded the title of Hispanic Gallery Woman of the Year. The Ethnic Heritage Museum chose Nunez, who works at SwedishAmerican, for her love of family, Hispanic heritage, and community volunteering.
Her past service in Rockford includes work with the Girl Scouts and Rockford Woman Magazine.
"To see that in the Hispanic community, women do get honored and do get recognized and that's something that I like to see young girls strive for," said Nunez.
Nunez said she feels blessed to receive this honor and to celebrate with her family Sunday.