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An orange downtown canal celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Third annual event lasts through mid-October
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Posted at 1:02 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 13:02:00-04

INDIANAPOLIS—Yes, the downtown Indianapolis canal really was orange on Thursday.

Water at the canal's Ohio Street Basin was dyed that color to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which continues through October 15.

The Indiana Latino Institute hosted the canal event for the third consecutive year. On hand were elected officials, community leaders, corporation executives and children from Forest Glenn Elementary School in Lawrence Township.

The institute says Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of "the rich culture, positive impact and contributions of Latinos across the state."