NCLR National Latino Family Expo® Opens to Public Featuring Free Resources and Family Fun

July 05 2012

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Dora the Explorer joins NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía for ribbon cutting Expo inauguration ceremony

LAS VEGAS—The National Latino Family Expo, one of the largest events in the country focused on resources and activities for the Latino family, is making its Las Vegas debut with more than 200 exhibitors from across the country and an array of free activities and entertainment for the family to enjoy. Dora the Explorer, one of the nation’s most beloved television characters, will welcome families from the Las Vegas metropolitan area on Saturday, July 7, to kick off the celebration. The National Latino Family Expo is held in conjunction with the 2012 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference.

The Expo opens on Saturday, July 7 and runs through Monday, July 9 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer will help NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía cut the ribbon to open the National Latino Family Expo. The event is free of charge and open to the public, and attendees will have the chance to enjoy live music, dancing, cooking demonstrations, exercise classes, prizes, and free health screenings.

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WHO:               Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO
                          Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer

WHAT:             Great visuals at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the 2012 NCLR NationalLatino Family Expo: local celebrities, live music, dancing, games and prizes, health screenings, cooking demonstrations,    exercise classes, and more

WHEN:             Saturday, July 7, at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:           Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center
                          3950 Las Vegas Boulevard, South
                          Las Vegas, NV 89109


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