Port Chester’s Fabiola Montoya will be stepping up to the plate alongside retired New York Yankees great Bernie Williams on Wednesday as the Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce salutes them for Hispanic Heritage Month.
County Executive Robert P. Astorino is host of the 6 p.m. invitation-only event at Sofrito Restaurant, 175 Main St., White Plains.
Montoya, coordinator of citizenship and community outreach programs in Port Chester, will be honored for accomplishments that serve the community. In addition to Montoya and Williams, Armando Rodriguez, owner of A&A Maintenance of Yonkers, is slated to be honored.
Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. It is a time for American citizens whose ancestors came from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries to celebrate their history and culture.
Montoya helped organize the Citizenship Program at the Carver Center in Port Chester. The program includes a workshop that prepares participants to take the U.S. citizenship exam. Candidates attend weekly classes, which run throughout the year on an on-going basis.