There will be rumbling on the mountain September 16 as a diverse group of cultures come together to celebrate their common heritage.
The Fourth Annual Pocono Latin Fest will rock, reggae, & salsa at the Mountain Center in Tobyhanna that Sunday afternoon. Dozens of food vendors, local organizations and entertainers will come together to give an estimated 2,000 guests a taste of Latin culture.
Food vendors will represent a variety of countries and delicacies. That includes traditional Mexican tacos where the meat is sliced right off the skewers, oven roasted pork with rice and beans, and other authentic Caribbean and Dominican foods and Puerto Rican Ices.
There will also be a booth serving homemade cream.
The event will also include live entertainment for the entire family such as, a Latin percussion group, and bands performing Latin and rock styles. Guest will be entertained with Zumba demonstrations and local singers for the kids. Some of the more than 20 vendors will also represent community and religions organizations.
This year, the festival is hosted by Pocono Services for Families and Children. Pocono Services for Families and Children provides comprehensive support services for the community’s most vulnerable young children and their families in Monroe County, to promote success in school and life. A nonprofit agency, PSFC has been serving the community for more than 45 years. It has grown from its beginnings as a six-week pilot educational program in 1965 for 12 children on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. The agency now serves nearly 250 children and families in high quality, certified programs at seven sites and 14 classrooms in strategic locations around Monroe County.
The festival will run between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and is free to the public.
The Mountain Center is located at 354 Memorial Drive (Route 611) in Tobyhanna.
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Please join us for the first ever Pick Up the Poconos Day in Mount Pocono Borough on September 29, 2018, 8am-Noon.
Locations across all of Monroe County are joining forces to Pick Up the Poconos on September 29. We urge you to get involved in your borough and help with the effort!
Volunteers will be given a FREE t-shirt to be worn during the pick-up and additional Pocono Mountains swag.
Everyone who helps will also be put into a raffle to win one of some amazing prizes, such as: 4 waterpark passes to Great Wolf Lodge, a $100 Gift Certificate to the Hotel Fauchere, Dinner and a Show for 2 at Woodloch Resort, Laser Tag for 4 at Blue Mountain Resort, and much more.
Gloves and bags will be provided to volunteers for the pick-up, as well as light breakfast fare and water throughout the morning.
*Sign Up Now!*(Please sign up by September 19)
We hope to see you on September 29!