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Springfield, Holyoke to be honored at National Puerto Rican Day Parade

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Two western Massachusetts cities will be honored this year at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City.

Every year the National Parade Committee selects something to honor, and this year they chose Springfield and Holyoke.

This comes nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, and Springfield and Holyoke have taken in so many evacuees from the island.

The Parade Committee said the honor has to do with the rich Puerto Rican history and culture that both Springfield and Holyoke have.

An informational meeting was held in Springfield Wednesday night to let everyone know about fundraising efforts as the committee will is in need of monetary donations to rent buses. 

The parade will kick off on Sunday, June 10 in New York City.

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