LORAIN, Nov. 18, 2023: On November 7, 1928, the State of Ohio recognized “The Mexican Mutual Society (MMS),” as a corporation in good standing [located at 1820 E. 28th Street, Lorain County, Ohio].

Ninety-five years later, in 2023, Lorain City Council passed legislation and Mayor Jack Bradley signed a Proclamation honoring the organization’s 95th year.

On Nov. 18, 2023, MMS celebrated its 95th anniversary with an evening of festivities at Rosewood Place, 4493 Oberlin Avenue, Lorain. Joel Arredondo, is its president.

The organization keeps its Mexican heritage alive hosting annual events such as a Cinco de Mayo parade, Little Queen Pageant and Fiesta, Sept. 16 Independence Day Fiesta, the July Scholarship Steak Fry fundraiser, and periodic cultural programs conducted by Eileen Torres.

Northern Ohio has similar organizations such as: Organization Latins United, Inc. in Toledo [since 1961] and Comite Mexicano, Inc. in Cleveland [since 2020].

La Prensa Photos by Antonio Barrios.