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Commissioner Jordan hosts 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival

admin | 11/9/2011, 11:37 a.m.

The rain didnt stop residents from coming out to celebrate Commissioner Barbara J. Jordans 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29th at Acadia Park. The free event featured various activities and presentations highlighting the positive influences of District 1's growing Hispanic community in Miami-Dade County. "Thank you to everyone who came out to the festival despite the rainy weather. Much like previous years, the event was a blast, said Commissioner Jordan. Attendees enjoyed live music, folkloric presentations, and Kid Zone with pony rides, bounce house, rock climbing wall, and clown. A real treat was popular Latin food, including arroz campesino (yellow rice with a variety of meats and corn) and lechon (roast pig) stuffed with rice. Residents also received information and resources from social services agencies such as the Community Action Agency, Housing Finance Authority, South Florida Workforce and Jackson Health System. Several sponsors contributed to this event including HorsePower Electric, MCM, Lehman Dealership Enterprises Inc., Warren Henry Automobiles Inc., Pollo Tropical and Sedanos.