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Plains hosting Latin festival Oct. 5

PLAINS — Enjoy authentic food, festive music, traditional dances, arts and crafts, and a children’s carnival as part of “La Fiesta En El Parque” Saturday at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains.

There will be non-stop entertainment taking place on stage at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site’s main visitor center Plains High School from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Havana Son and other local groups will be performing traditional Mexican music and other Latin rhythms like salsa, son, boleros, cumbia and meringue.

The children’s area will include an obstacle course and playground area located at Plains High School. Children can have their face painted and enjoy games and arts and crafts. Booths with information about health, education and social services will be located in the festival area at Plains High School.

A “Taste of Latin America” will be set up on the grounds of Plains High School. This area will host a variety of typical dishes from different countries. The festival is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact Steve Theus at 229-824-4104 ex 42. You can also visit the web site, www.nps.gov/jica.

For more information call: (229) 824-4104

There is no charge for this event or to visit the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.