Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 31, 2011 - State Farm proudly presents Latino Family Festival at Nashville Zoo on Sunday, Sept. 18. The celebration of Latin culture features Spanish translators stationed throughout the Zoo, along with live entertainment, special activities, giveaways and more.
Latino Family Festival is the kick off to the 2011 Conexion Americas' Hispanic Heritage Month. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Zoo staff and docents will partner with Spanish translators to answer guest questions and deliver animal shows, historic home tours and educational presentations. Activities also include live music and traditional dance performances, moon bouncers for kids and giveaways throughout the day. Spanish language maps will also be available.
Leading up to the event, several local State Farm Insurance agents are offering a Zoo coupon good for one free admission with the purchase of another admission of equal or greater value. There will be a $5 per vehicle parking fee. The coupon is valid only for Latino Family Festival (Sept. 18) and is available through State Farm agencies of Fernando Arguello, Gina Gwynne and Darnell Clay; Entertainment Circle; La Sabrosita radio; Conexion Americas and the Zoo's website. Latino Family Festival is sponsored Conexion Americas and supported by La Sabrosita radio, Telefutura and Entertainment Circle.
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed across the country from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 and celebrates the presence, contributions and rich cultural heritage of Latinos in the United States. The 2011 Conexion Americas' Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration is presented by Nissan and supported by HCA/TriStar, Dollar General, AT&T, Cracker Barrel, Nashville Zoo, Vanderbilt University and State Farm Insurance.
Judy McConkey, State Farm Insurance, (615) 692-6280
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Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit our website at www.nashvillezoo.org.