CENTRO Tampa and Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. Kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month at...

CENTRO Tampa and Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. Kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month at Sept. 15th event



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TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — CENTRO Tampa’s 7th annual Festival del SABOR and Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc.’s official kick-off celebration will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Centennial Park in historic Ybor City from Noon until 5:00 p.m.. The event will mark THHI’s 33rd anniversary whose main objective is to preserve and promote the Hispanic culture in Tampa Bay. This event will also mark CENTRO Tampa’s 7th Anniversary as the leading Spanish-language newspaper in the area.

The event’s goal is to showcase the SABOR or Flavor of Tampa Bay’s Hispanic culture through food, music, and art. Festival del SABOR will once again feature the popular Latin recipe contest and cook-off to find Tampa Bay’s Best “Arroz con Pollo.” Amateur cooks are encouraged to participate in order to win up to $750 in prizes. Prizes will be awarded for Best recipe and Most Creative Recipe.

This is a family oriented event that engages the community at large to enjoy a day of fun for the entire family. The children’s area will be sponsored again by MOSI (Museum of Science and Industries). The stage is set to provide local talent an opportunity to perform as in the case of “Danny Lozada” and “Kike Barrios.” The selection of the 2011 Tampa Hispanic Heritage Cultural Ambassador will also take place during the popular kick-off celebration and is sponsored one more time by Florida Blue.

The Tampa Hispanic Heritage official kick-off at CENTRO’s Festival del SABOR will be hosted by the Ybor City Saturday Market and co-produced by Coda Sound. The event is sponsored by McDonald’s, with the co-sponsorship of Verizon FiOs and Suncoast Federal Credit Union. Media sponsors include The Tampa Tribune, News Channel 8, TBO.com, Univision Tampa, Telefutura, and 92.5 Maxima FM. Thanks to Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa for their continued support.

For more details and sponsorship / exhibitor opportunities please contact Hector Cumbalaza, Account Executive for CENTRO Tampa, at 813-259-8479 or hcumbalaza@centrotampa.com.

CENTRO Grupo de Comunicacion is a Spanish-language print and online media operation of the Florida Communications Group. The Florida Communications Group (FCG), owned by Media General, includes newspapers, broadcast television and online operations in West Central Florida. It incorporates Media General’s converged operations in Tampa, including The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and WFLA-TV (NBC). FCG also includes Highlands Today, Hernando Today, 12 weeklies, and several shopper and niche publications.

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CENTRO Tampa and Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. Kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month at Sept. 15th event