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Bahamians invited to participate in Bahamian Connection Festival 2011 in Florida
By Kherri Anderson
Sep 9, 2011 - 6:54:18 AM

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Port Salerno, FL- The New Monrovia Community Development Corporation announce that they will host their 14th annual Bahamian Connection Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2011.  This year’s festival will celebrate the rich Bahamian heritage that represents the many residents of the New Monrovia community. DEADLINE for application: September 16th

New to this year’s festival, will be the addition of more food vendors to the already vast list of Bahamian food options that will be available including Ochos Rios Jerk Restaurant, Conch Stop, and Sisters in the Pot.  In addition to food vendors there will be craft and clothing vendors. 

The festival is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., beginning with a parade featuring Jawara’s Junkanoo Shakers Band followed by an opening ceremony at 11:00 a.m. in the New Monrovia Park.  Other festival features for the day will include: 

  • The Port Salerno Church of God Gospel Choir on the main stage
  • Praise dancing
  • Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club
  • Featured band

According to Gloria McHardy, president of the New Monrovia Community Development Corporation, “We are overjoyed to be offering this year’s attendees even more Bahamian food dishes like: fish, stewed conch, cracked conch, conch fritters, and more entertainment options than last year’s festival.” 

The festival will take place at the New Monrovia Park located at 4455 S.E. Murray Street, Stuart.  The festival and parking are free for all who attend. 

If you would like to be a vendor or for additional information regarding the festival, please contact Kherri Anderson at 772-263-6886   Email: kanderso@martinvotes.com


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