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Latino Book & Family Festival coming to Cicero

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 3:31 p.m. CST

CICERO – The Chicago Latino Book & Family Festival is coming to Cicero and bringing with it a host of “villages’’ to visit for information on a myriad of topics.

The festival will be from 12 to 6 p.m. April 5 and 11 to 5 p.m. April 6 at Unity Junior High School, 2115 S. 54th Ave., Cicero.

The festival promotes education and literacy among the Hispanic community through culture and entertainment. It is also designed to create an opportunity for local businesses and corporations to connect with the Hispanic community as a fast growing consumer base for services and products.

At its core, literacy is promoted as the foundation to education and offers avenues, or “villages” of information that can help the community, said Christina Montes Scott,  a marketing and sales manager for Tele Guía Publications and organizer for Chicago Latino Book & Family Festival. These “villages” cover authors and books, education, health, technology, home, finance and culture.

Entertainment areas will have professional and local music, dance, comedy and variety acts.

Hands-on activities and attractions include games, balloon artists, magicians, face painters, clowns, mascots and other entertainers.

Popular children’s characters also will make an appearance. In the past, characters such as Arthur, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Snoopy, Dora and Strawberry Shortcake have attended.

For sponsorship information, contact Christina Montes Scott at 630-697-5633 or LBFF@teleguia.us.

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