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By David Volz
Pompano Beach hosted Brazilian Fest 2014 at Community Park. Those who came could enjoy a wide variety of Brazilian and South American food. There was plenty of entertainment, fun activities for children and a chance to socialize and have some fun. Businesses serving the Brazilian community were present. One could even buy a plane ticket for a visit to Brazil. Cars were on display and so were other products and services.
Brendy Rodriguez enjoyed the Brazilian Fest 2014. “We are selling Cuban food. This event is a lot of fun and we are enjoying ourselves,” said Rodriguez.
Paola Sanchez and Ben Markus were promoting the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. “We want people to know about the Strikers. Professional soccer is becoming more popular in South Florida,” said Markus.
Jesus Mena was selling Cuban food. “This is a nice event,” he said.
Nori Alzamora and her daughter were selling food including arepas and shishkobobs.
The Communidade Evangelica Internacional Zona Sul band performed. Also, there was an area for young people to enjoy skateboarding. There was a fun and relaxed social atmosphere at the event.
Many of the people who ran vendor booths or who visited the event were from Brazil. For them it was a taste of home.
The City of Pompano Beach Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is celebrating the season with a song and dance show featuring a variety of holiday music called Night of 100 Stars. If you enjoy shows of yesteryear like Andy Williams, Donny and Marie and Dolly Parton then you will love this show! The Night of 100 Stars is being produced by KP Productions.
Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased in advance at the Herb Skolnick Community Center or online at www.eventbrite.com.