Reported by Debbie Rivera
Photos by Felix "Nacho" Rivera
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The Fiestas Patronales and Business Expo were held
in Broward County for the 7th year and once again it
was a huge success! It has now become the largest events
in the county and this year the entertainment in the
Fiestas was greater than ever.
The Sonora Ponceña, Tommy Olivencia , Luis "Perico"
Ortiz, Tony Vega and Batukealo. Everyone enjoyed the
native foods of Puerto Rico . The "pica de caballitos"
always draws a crowd and for the kids their were carnival
rides and of course cotton candy.
The event organizer and President/CEO Frank Nieves out
did himself this year. The patronizers of the festival
also delighted in the new talents of "Melina Almodovar
and Fiestas All-stars. Platano and Shelina also said
"presente". Despierta America's Jackie Garrido
from Univision appeared and is "orgullo boricua".
South Florida has seen a steady growth of the Puerto
Rican community in the past years and as always continues
to support these events and demonstrates "Que aqui
si hay cultura".