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For Immediate Release:


Friday, September 7, 2007

Goodyear to Sponsor 3-Day Fiestas Patrias Festival

(GOODYEAR, AZ) Goodyear is proud to be a major sponsor of the Southwest Hispanic Culture Association’s (SWHCA) Fiestas Patrias on September 21-23 at Festival Fields at 101 E. Buckeye Rd. in Avondale.


Entrance fees are $2 per person with children under 12 free. There will be 21 carnival rides. For $25, you can buy an unlimited ride pass per day everyday. Many vendors will offer a wide variety of taste-tempting food choices.


On Friday, festivities begin at 5 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. A VIP reception will be held for the event’s Queen and her Royal Court from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Los Necios entertains the crowd from 9 to 11 p.m.


Saturday’s activities begin at 10 a.m. with the Fiestas Patrias parade on Central Ave. The parade begins at La Canada (just south of Van Buren) and goes south into Festival Fields at Lower Buckeye Road. The festival opens at noon at Festival Fields and goes until 11 p..m. The famous Javier Glavin y FAMA are coming all the way from San Antonio, Texas to entertain. Special public exhibitions in the VIP tent: Odyssey Low Ride Bike Club, Calaca Cultural Center Art Exhibition, Signing Session with FAMA and Estrellas Latinas.


Sunday’s celebration runs from noon to 10 p.m. and features Power Drive from 8 to 10 p.m. Special Public Exhibitions in the VIP tent:  Loteria, Odyssey Low Rider Bike Club, and SWHCA Founders Reception/Hispanic Historical Phoenix Sites.


The SWHCA applied for event sponsorship through Goodyear’s annual Event Sponsorship Funding process which will occur in Fall 2007 for events falling between July1, 2008 and June 30, 2009. For more information, on Goodyear’s event sponsorship process, call 623-882-7820.



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