(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Commissioner Dennis C. Moss is one of the sponsors of the Mexican-American Council, Inc. and the City of Homestead's 2011 Cinco de Mayo Festival. The fun-filled and FREE public event will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Historic Downtown Homestead District.
Activities will include traditional mariachi music, folkloric dances, Tejano music bands, adult and children contests such as Montale El Toro, jalapeno eating contest, zapateado contest, el Caballero Mas Guapo, Beat the Goalie, "Dunk the Franchute," and much more. Attendees will also be treated to a special performance by two-time Grammy Award winner Jon Secada, as well as Mexico Grupo Tierra Libre from Veracruz and Mariachi Voces de America.
There will be demonstrations of tortilla making, buñuelos, salsa de molcajete, and making piñatas. Vendors will be selling delicious Mexican food, fresh fruits and vegetables, traditional drinks and pan dulce. In addition, community service agencies will be providing information about services that are available to the community.
"I'm proud to represent and support a district with such a diverse community," said Commissioner Moss, who represents the South Miami-Dade area. "This is going to be a great event for people to learn more about and embrace the Mexican culture prevalent in District 9."
Other event sponsors include Radio La Raza-FM 106.3, the Hispanic Merchants Association, El Consulado de Mexico in Miami, the City of Florida City, and La Ley Enterprises. All proceeds from the event will be used for the academic scholarships for the children of the farmworker families and to fund the community graduation celebration.
For more information, please contact Maria Garza at 786-445-8386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.