Tippecanoe Latino Festival brings cultural fun and food on May 1

LAFAYETTE – The 4th Annual Tippecanoe Latino Festival, presented by the Latino Coalition of Tippecanoe County, will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010 from Noon to 6:00 pm at Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette.

At the festival, sample authentic foods from locally owned restaurants, enjoy live entertainment, and participate in the richness of the Latino Culture. Proceeds of the festival support scholarships through the Latino Coalition.

An assortment of local food vendors and restaurants will offer Latin and American cuisine including El Chicano, La Michoacana, and Rossville Lions Club. Food tickets are $1.00 each, and can be purchased at the festival.

The main stage will feature live musical performances by Grupo Profecía 7. Festival goers can also enjoy dance demonstrations by Yaretzi Dance Group and a performance by the Tecumseh Broncos dance group.

Ivy Hall will house community information booths, the Latino Student Union Talent Show, and animals from the Columbian Park Zoo.

Kid’s World, an area of the festival dedicated to children’s activities, will feature face painting, games, tissue flower making, stories, piñatas and much more.

The festival is open to the community.

For more information on sponsorship or volunteer opportunities at the Tippecanoe Latino Festival visit www.tippecanoelatinofestival.org or contact the Latino Coalition at 765-420-7902.

Ivy Tech Community College is located at 3101 South Creasy Lane, Lafayette.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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