Thursday, August 18, 2011

San Diego Praise Fest Press Release

4th Annual San Diego Praise Fest Bringing Community Together for A Day of Fun and Honoring Local Heroes


San Diego, CA -- The Annual San Diego Praise Fest is becoming an event San Diegans are putting on their summer to do list with the family. This free event will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in the Webster community on Federal Boulevard between Euclid Avenue and 48th Street from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Styled after a traditional street fair, the San Diego Praise Fest is designed to provide the San Diego community with an opportunity to come together for a day of fun, food, music, community information and more.


In 2010 the San Diego Praise Fest attracted more than 6,000 attendees and this year organizers are hoping to attract 15,000 people to the Webster Community. Through the attraction of great gospel music, the Praise Fest plans to spread the word about resources and information on topics such as education and mentorship, healthy cooking and eating, and fitness and health awareness.


The Praise Fest is being presented by Cox Communications and TVOne and will feature an Open-Air Marketplace, three live music stages featuring the best in local and international talent, a Mentorship Recruitment Zone, a food court, a Health Pavilion and a Kids Zone complete with free carnival rides. The theme of the San Diego Praise Fest is "Praising The Good in Our Communities" and will feature an awards ceremony where seven unsung heroes from around San Diego county will be honored for all they do to make our communities a better place to live.


"We want this to be a positive experience for all of San Diego," says Leonard Thompson, one of the organizers and president and CEO of M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records, Inc. It was especially important to Thompson that there be information available for parents and their children and that the children have a fun-filled day. This year sponsors have stepped in to provide free carnival rides. "I did not want any child not to be able to participate in the festivities because they could not afford to pay," said Thompson.


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Faatima Harley

Faatima Harley
M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records Inc.
8333 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92111
858-650-3190 (office)
858-650-3193 (fax)