October 01, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Mexican Delegation Offers FREE Performances

The Springfield Sister Cities Association will host a delegation of Tlaquepaque, Mexico officials and the visiting all-female mariachi group “Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlan” will perform a number of public appearances within the Springfield community leading up to the upcoming ArtsFiesta! event on Friday, Oct. 9 in Founders Park.

The officials from Springfield’s sister city represent the Tlaquepaque Sister Cities Association, along with the City of Tlaquepaque, including Mayor Hernan Cortez. Guests from the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, Mo. will also be visiting. Among other things, officials are expected to discuss strategies for university exchanges, fire department protection, and continued business opportunities between the cities.

Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlan will visit a number of public and private elementary and middle schools and Boys and Girls Club members in the area. A number of free public performances are also scheduled, including:

ArtsFiesta! is a rescheduled event from May, which will be held from 6 – 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, in Founders Park, 330 E. Water St., in downtown Springfield. The event is $3. Children under the age of 10 are free. A rain date of Saturday, Oct. 10, is scheduled in the event of inclement weather.

For more information on the event, visit directly at http://bit.ly/vMUnw or at www.springfieldmo.gov/sistercities/news.html, or call the SSCA offices at (417) 864-1191.

For more information, media contact: Cindy Jobe, SSCA Coordinator, (417) 864-1341.

Springfield Sister Cities Association (SSCA)
P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801 • (417) 864-1191