CICD Hosts The Miss Puerto Rico of Greater Hartford Cultural Pageant PRESENTED BY HUERTAS TOWING
Saturday, May 16th
Hartford, Conn. - More than 15 girls from 8 to 18 years old are expected to participate in the 2015 Miss Puerto Rico of Greater Hartford Cultural Pageant.
The pageant, hosted by the Connecticut Institute for Community Development (CICD), takes place on Saturday May 16th from 12:00p-5:00pm at the Theater of the Performing Arts at 359 Washington St in Hartford.
CICD will select one winner from Each Category "Little Miss Puerto Rico", "Miss Puerto Rico Pre-Teen" and "Miss Puerto Rico".
“The pageant’s goal is to educate and inspire contestants to develop confidence and teamwork. Most of all, it aims to give them an appreciation for the richness of their Puerto Rican heritage. Each contestant selects the Puerto Rican town they want to represent, it’s usually their parents’ or grandparents’ hometown, and they are required to learn the history of that community. Each contestant must then demonstrate and display its uniqueness during the cultural costume portion of the pageant. Each town has its unique history which will inspire the historic cultural costume. The candidates will continue to show their pride during the talent competition where they will perform their “talentos tipicos” (traditional talents). Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this exiting and culturally filled event.
Tickets are now on sale for this event. General Admission entrance is $20. The Miss Puerto Rico Cultural Pageant will have music, food, raffles and more. Tickets can be purchased by calling (860) 904-7860
CICD will also host the 2015 Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and Coqui Festival on June 1st at the Bushnell Park. Thousands of people attend this event on a yearly basis. For information on this year's Pageant and Parade Visit www.HartfordPRParade.com
For more information, contact CICD PR Parade, Inc. Harford Chapter at (860) 904-7860 or www.HartfordPRParade.com
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