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For Immediate Release:
January 21, 2015
Media Contact:
Trenae Floyd
trenae@miamidade.gov
305-375-5694

Foster and adoptive parents to be honored for opening hearts, homes


(MIAMI GARDENS, FL) – As we usher in Black History Month, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan will hold the 2nd Annual Black Heritage Festival. Join Commissioner Jordan and City of Miami Gardens Councilman Rodney Harris for an afternoon of culture, crafts and creative artists. The Black Heritage Festival will take place on Saturday, February 7, from noon until 3 p.m., at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 NW 199th Street, in Miami Gardens. 

“It is incumbent upon us to help preserve our culture,” said Commissioner Jordan. “While we plan to celebrate our contributions during Black History Month, the reality is our Black History should be celebrated 365 days a year.”

Attendees will enjoy the uplifting voices of Jesus People Ministries International Gospel Choir, African fashions, Miami Norland High School’s drumline, Simone’s Just Dance Studios, Jazz ensemble from Florida Memorial University, and much more.

Sponsors for the Black Heritage Festival include Carrie Concessions Inc., IBEW Local Union 349, Marlins Foundation, Orion Jet Center, AT&T Inc., D. Stephenson Construction Inc., EAC Consulting Inc., EBS Engineering Inc., Santana Moss Foundation, Subway, Haagen Daz, Dunkin’ Donuts, Parks Foundation, Black Affairs Advisory Board, Miami-Dade County, and H&R Block.

For more information regarding the Black Heritage Festival, call (305) 474-3011.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, District 1
Jackie Gonzalez, CEO, Our Kids of Miami-Dade Inc.
Shamele Jenkins, President, Miami Dade County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association Pat Smith, Community Engagement Director, Florida Department of Children and Families
Bronwyn Stanford, Regional Managing Director, Florida Department of Children and Families
What:
Congratulatory ceremony for foster and adoptive parents
When:
February 29, 2015, 12:00 p.m.- 00:00 p.m.
Where:
County Commission Chamber
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128