ArkanSalsa Fest set for Sept. 24 on Dickson Street | Press Release

Courtesy: Fayetteville Visitors Bureau

OneCommunity is proud to announce the first annual ArkanSalsa Fest will take place at George’s Majestic and the Dickson Street area on September 24, 2011, from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The event will be free to the public until 6 p.m. After six, tickets will be sold at the door for $10 or can be purchased online at Tickets provide entry to the eclectic music of ArkanSalsa Band, Calle Soul, Black Pearl, Ynzomnio, Ocie Fisher and the Soulful Sound, Alex Real, and Miami Stream Connection with DJ Zee . All proceeds go to benefit the non-profit, OneCommunity. Diana Gonzales Worthen, Co-Chair of the event said, “It is exciting to bring the first ArkanSalsa Fest to George’s on Dickson Street. This area shares our mission of working together as OneCommunity.”

ArkanSalsa is an art and music festival created to raise money for scholarships while celebrating one another. Outdoor performances of music and dancing will take place every 30 minutes throughout the day. The festival will also include a car show and a salsa dancing competition. ArkanSalsa is a family friendly event and encourages families with children to attend. A kid’s corner will provide face painting, kids drumming, entertainment by Papa Rap and DJ Torres, Zumba Ladies, Dancenhance and appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Mambo Kid and Bobolin the Clown. Additionally, Razorback fans can view the game while attending the festival.

OneCommunity was founded in Northwest Arkansas in 2009. The organization “promotes communities working together as One, to enhance the quality of life of all people through use of best practices and outreach services that improve health, education, and leadership skills.” The organization collaborates and builds partnerships with local school districts, parents, media, and many other organizations to enhance the quality of all people.

The organization is committed to young people, parents, educators, community members and leaders and fosters pro-social relationships, engages in community building efforts and embeds a sense of hope for the future with a vision of a community working together as One. For example, by collaborating with the Arkansas Coalition for Excellence (ACE), 14 current and new non-profit organizations were assisted through the Arkansas Latino and Marshallese Nonprofit Leadership Academy under the guidance of the Center for Leadership Innovation. OneCommunity would like to thank their major sponsors: La Huerta Mexican Restaurants, George’s Majestic, Fayetteville Visitors Bureau, EZ Spanish Media, Frager Bush Law Firm and NWA Media.

For more information on the ArkanSalsa Fest visit, . Persons and organizations interested in learning more about OneCommunity should contact Diana Gonzales Worthen (479-872-1977) or Al “Papa Rap” Lopez (479-856-3606).

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