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Hispanic Award Nominations Open Thru Aug. 31 at Int’l Mall

Hispanic Award Nominations Open Thru Aug. 31 at Int’l Mall

Hispanic Award Nominations Open Thru Aug. 31 at Int’l Mall

Eye-catching swirl of color accompanies folkloric dancers at Mall in 2012.

Now is the time for nominations to honor Hispanic Stars for the Ninth Annual “Hispanic Heritage Celebration,” a cultural and fall fashion show created in partnership with the City of Doral at Miami International Mall Sept. 27-28.

Begun on Aug. 1 and continuing through Aug. 31, area residents are encouraged to nominate entries for “Hispanic Star Awards” in any one of six categories: Educator, Health Professional, Philanthropist, Junior Hispanic Community Leader (Age 16-18), Adult Small Business Leader, and Artist.

To submit a nomination for a Hispanic Star Award, please visit www.simon.com/hispanicstar for entry details. All nominations must be received no later than Friday, Aug. 31, 2013 to be considered for entry.

The Hispanic Heritage Celebration gives Mall visitors an opportunity to experience the diverse cultures and flavors of various Latin American countries through colorful, energetic fashion shows and interactive entertainment as local leaders are recognized through the award program.

On Friday, Sept. 27, the celebration begins with the “Noche de Honor” Charity Reception with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Simon Youth Foundation, as the Mall recognizes extraordinary Hispanic individuals during a presentation of the newest fall fashion look.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the event continues with weekend festivities that include authentic folkloric music and fiery dance performances, country heritage exhibits, art and flag displays, live entertainment and a spirited parade of native dresses from South America, Central America and the Caribbean, presented by the City of Doral.

For additional information, visit www.simon.com, the Mall’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Miami-InternationalMall or www.simon.com/-hispanicstar.

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