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Latin Festival 2007

Sep 15, Rapids on the Reservoir, Brandon, MS

Festival Latino is the only event in Mississippi that celebrates "Hispanic Heritage Month," observed nationwide Sept. 15-Oct.15.

This year the event is set for Saturday, Sept. 15, at Rapids on the Reservoir. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and will close at the beat of the music; hopefully at 7 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children, five and older. Participants are being encouraged to wear dancing shoes and comfortable summer clothes to enjoy a day "the Latino way".

Come prepared to dance Salsa and Merengue, to eat unique Latin American cuisine dishes, and to view arts and crafts from countries south of the United States border.

For the children will be piñatas, Smiley the Clown will entertain the children from 1 - 5 p.m., plus face painting, a jumping castle, and games, all free of charge.

About food, we want to ask you that at least for one day a year forget about your diet and enjoy the different dishes that will be offered by native Latin American cookers. Luis Bruno, the governor's chef, a native of Puerto Rico, has announced a surprise menu. He has not decided yet what he will cook this year but insists it’s going to be wonderful. So look for him around the food area.

Entertainment will be provided by two bands; local band "Latinism" and the Colombian band "Sonora Dinamita" will play from 5 - 7 p.m.

A dancing contest will be the attraction of the entertainment activities since many of the festival goers love to dance at the rhythm of salsa and merengue. So be sure to sign-up at the Mississippi Hispanic Association's booth to be able to participate. There will be prizes for the best couples. This was one of the main attractions last year and we want to continue the tradition.

We also encourage you to spend time browsing through the many country exhibits that will be display with a unique variety of arts, crafts and memorabilia.

A dance studio will also perform and The festival’s door will be open. So, please come and have a festive day. We will be waiting for you.
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