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For Immediate Release:
July 23, 2013
Media Contact:
Fernanda Sanchez
ferna@miamidade.gov
305-552-1155

Commissioner Zapata celebrated Colombian Independence Day


Over 1,000 residents and Colombian Consul, Martha Jaramillo, joined Commissioner Juan C. Zapata on Saturday, July 20, 2013 to celebrate Colombia’s Independence Day at Plaza Colombia located at Westwind Lakes Park.

Families were enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon with Colombian music, food, art and folkloric dances. Children also took part at this event with water slides and bounce houses on site.  Commissioner Zapata even allowed constituents a turn at dunking him at the Dunk Tank.

“The Colombian community in West Kendall is growing daily and this was a great opportunity to celebrate with our neighbors and friends. I hope to bring more events like this one to our neighborhood” said Commissioner Zapata. 

For more information, please contact Commissioner Zapata’s office at 305-375-5511.

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Photo by: Gregory Castillo / Miami Herald staff