WILMINGTON, Del. – The 2014 Wilmington Hispanic Festival will see a significant change in its 38th year of operation as this traditional city festival will take place in late August instead of mid- September.
Festival organizers had to select the new dates of August 22 to August 24 because of the proliferation of events at the Riverfront in Wilmington, Nuestras Raices Delaware President Maria Perez said. But Nuestras Raices Board members have incorporated the change with aplomb and are eager to get the word out about this significant shift.
“We have embraced this change, and we hope the community will embrace it as well,” Perez said. “It will give everyone the opportunity to celebrate the Wilmington Hispanic Festival just before school starts and the hustle and bustle of autumn ensues.”
Another change to the festival will be the recognition of several community members for their dedicated support to the people and their communities.
“We are excited about this new element, which is long overdue,” Ms. Perez said. “So many people give back and are shining examples to everyone around them. This is going to be a lot of fun.”
In order to ensure the festival runs smoothly, organizers are asking for contributions to help defray the costs associated with this event. All donations to this official 501c3, nonprofit organization are tax deductible.
“I cannot stress how much every little bit helps,” Board Vice President Jorge Pizarro said.
To donate, visit http://nuestrasraicesdelaware.org, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (302) 792-1699.