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For Immediate Release:
September 23, 2015
Media Contact:
Beneshea Simmons
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Commissioner Jordan’s Hispanic Heritage Festival draws diverse crowd


9th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival
Commissioner Barbara Jordan, at left, addresses residents at the ninth annual Hispanic Heritage Festival before joining the audience to enjoy traditional Venezuelan folk performances, right.
(Photos by Ryan Holloway / Miami-Dade County)

MIAMI, FL – District 1 residents enjoyed some great Latin food and entertainment at Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan’s ninth annual Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Country Village Park.

The diverse crowd feasted on such Spanish dishes as Lechon asado and Arroz Imperial while enjoying a live band and children’s activities such as rock climbing, a bounce house, face painting, pony rides and a petting zoo.

The event also featured several vendors providing social services, health and safety information, arts and crafts, financial literacy and pet adoptions made available through the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department.

“The festival celebrates Latin influence in food, art, dance, and music,” said Commissioner Jordan. “This annual event provides a great opportunity to recognize the diversity of our community and the many contributions Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to this Country.”

Sponsors for the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Festival included the Munilla Family Foundation, Miami Dolphins Foundation, Related Urban, Odebrecht, Horsepower Electric, Lehman Autoworld, El Dorado Furniture, Amerigroup, the Hispanic Coalition, the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, Borinquen Health Centers, the Lasarte Law Firm, Jackson Health System, and the Office of Commissioner Jordan.

Festival participants roasting pig
Commissioner Jordan and festival goers get ready to dig in to some lechon asado, or roast pig.