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For Immediate Release:
October 24, 2012

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Brian Cullen
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1st Annual ''Redland Fish Fry,'' at Fruit & Spice Park November 10 and 11

Presented by Miami-Dade County Parks and Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Miami-Dade County Parks and Miami Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell present the 1st annual Redland Fish Fry, November 10 and 11, 2012, at the Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead. Come out and join us lakeside for some tantalizing seafood and incredible live stage performances by local bands throughout the day. Relax while strolling through the park or spread your blanket and gaze at the sky. There will be a multitude of children's activities, including pony rides and an interactive fishing zone sponsored by Miami Dade County Parks EcoAdventuresTM, and Adventure Sports Miami. Young anglers will have an opportunity to learn correct fishing techniques, such as knot tying, lure selection, fish identification and casting. Visitors of all ages are also invited to attend a free workshop on the fundamentals of kayak fishing.      

The sponsors for the 1st annual Redland Fish Fry event will include Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell, Budweiser, South Dade Garden Club, Coca Cola, Living Social, and Walker Entertainment. Additional food and beverage items will be available for purchase, including fresh roasted corn on the cob, funnel cakes, ice cream, milk shakes and frozen lemonade.  Featured bands will include: "Shadow Creek" "B-Sharp Steel Drums," "Watch Fire," "Kaylee Rose" and "Sarah Packiam 

Admission is $8 for adults, and free for children ages 11 and under. The event will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information, please visit Fruit and Spice Park, or call 305-247-5727.

About Fruit and Spice Park
Fruit & Spice Park, operated by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the agricultural Redland. The park offers daily botanical tours, fruit tasting and naturalist led workshops. For more information, please visit Fruit and Spice Park, or call 305-247-5727.

About the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about visit Miami-Dade Parks or call 3-1-1.

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-755-7848.

Who: Presented by Miami-Dade County Parks and Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell

What:1st annual Redland Fish Fry

When: November 10, 2012, 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Where:Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Avenue

Why:To raise public awareness for the Fruit & Spice Park-the only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the United States


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