Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow


Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow

A nonprofit organization established in 1998

The organization’s mission is to preserve the Hispanic Heritage for future generations, strengthen then bridges of communication and understanding among all diverse cultures, ensure Hispanics participation in the mainstream, and bridge the community and working together to help the Hispanic community.

Dia de los Muertos Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 27th
7th Street
(between Merchant and Commercial)
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

10 a.m. Parade
Each parade participant is to bring a can good

(All participants must walk in the parade)

10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Emporia Main Street Downtown Trick or Treating

Noon ~ Food Vendors and other Misc. Vendors Open

1:00 p.m. Free Screening of “Coco” at Granada Theatre
Free advance ticket required
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Tickets available at: Granada Theatre, Emporia Main Street,
Kansas Free for the Arts, Angelita’s Fashions, Mi Rumba,


Face Painting

Bean Toss

Storytime and Movement

Tissue Making flowers

Skull Screen Print T-shirts children under 10
(bring your own T-shirt for this activity)

Entertainment ~1:00 pm Raíces Hispanas Grupo Folklorico, Danza Lindo Michoacan,

Singers  Maria y Lencho and Cumbiarobics

3:00-7:00  DJ Music by Hank Osterhourt
Come out and enjoy the music!

For more information go to hottfiesta@hotmail.com OR hottfiesta.com to download
Parade, Vendor booth and Frida Look A Like applications

This event is a Partnership between HOTT, Emporia Main Street, Emporia Granada Theatre, Kansas Free for The Arts, Emporia Migrant Education Program and Mobilizing Literacy For Lyon County and Lyon County History Center

2018 H.O.T.T. Printable Brochure

Download: Tri Fold Brochure 2018

Hispanics of Today & Tomorrow at work. . .

The organization established a Scholarship for graduating Hispanic seniors of Emporia High School. The organization has awarded $48,650.00 in scholarships in the last twelve years. Money is raised with the help of our sponsors and Fiesta Queen Candidates at our annual Fiesta at Las Casitas Park. Our accomplishments would not be met without their support.

H.O.T.T. awards scholarships to Emporia High students at the annual scholarship dinner in May.

The organization’s goal is to contribute assistance for higher education.

Raices Hispanas Dance Group performs at various events.

In addition to raising money at the annual Fiesta, H.O.T.T. makes and sells authentic tacos at different events in Emporia and throughout Kansas. All proceeds go towards scholarships.

The organization has made contributions to the following……

  • William Allen White Fiesta Night
  • Sacred Heart Playground Equipment
  • St. Catherine Building Fund
  • American Cancer Society
  • Leukemia Foundation
  • Plumb Place Bldg. Restoration
  • Emporia High School Multi-Culture Celebration Scholarship Fund
  • Luis Cordova Motivational Speaker
  • Emporia 150th Celebration
  • Adopt families during Christmas
  • Emporia Art Council
  • Mexican-American Veteran Memorial
  • Emporia Migrant Services
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • ESU Halo Taco Feed
  • EHS Latinos Unidos
  • Annual September Fiesta
  • Easter Egg Hunt