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Brazil Day in Frederick- Festival of Hope!

The fourth of its kind, the 2010 BRAZIL DAY came to us attired in a new humanitarian garment – a FESTIVAL of HOPE! Created and produced for FSCA-Brazil Division by MissionServ International Aid, Inc., it honored the official sisterhood between Frederick, Maryland and Aquiraz, State of Ceará – Brazil, and brought to our region a wonderful spectacle of culture and sports on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.

Proceeds from the event will help build a community training facility to enable the locals in this small Brazilian town to become more self-sufficient in their lives … what a great cause!

The sponsors and volunteers alike helped to bring the warmth, charm, emotions, and passion of the magical culture of the friendly country of Brazil – my home country.  It was a great day to spend with my family – with people, crafts, singing, dancing, and of course great food (see below)!

Left to right my step kids Julia, Tessa, Will, my husband Scott and my mother-in-law Diane and myself

Will my step son enjoying a popsicle on a very hot day....

Hand made fabric

Hand painted mural

Capoeira- Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, music, and dance

Baianas

Caipirinha truck

Brazilian Pastel

Baiana making acaraje( Typical Brazilian food from Bahia)

Keula Binelly as Carmen Miranda - a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer from the 1950's

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