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6/9/2017 - Bridgeport Proud Host to Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County Cultural Pageant & Future Events

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim

Bridgeport, CT


For Immediate Release                                              For More Information:

June 9, 2017                                                    Dalmarys Matos (203)576-7201



-Press Release-

Bridgeport Proud Host to Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County Cultural Pageant & Future Events

Hundreds in Attendance to support and put spotlight on talented local youth

Bridgeport, CT– The City of Bridgeport proudly hosted The 2017 Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County Cultural (PRPFC) Pageant. The pageant spotlighted the remarkable talent of local youth participants. The afternoon affair at the Bijou Theater started with the singing of the Star Spangled Banner and La Borinqueña, the national anthems of the respective countries. The celebration continued with the youth competing to be the cultural ambassador’s at all future events this year.


 The judging panel bestowed the honor of representing the PRPFC at all upcoming events to the following:

Little Miss Puerto Rico

Josany Galarza, Bridgeport/San Sebastian – attends Barnum School

Miss Teen Puerto Rico                                                                                                                  

Christina Auguste, Bridgeport/Lares – attends Classical Studies Magnet Academy

Mr. Teen Puerto Rico                                                                                                                   

Kyle Vega, Stratford/ Bayamon – attends Wooster Middle School

Miss Puerto Rico                                                                                                                          

Irene Surapine, Norwalk – attends Brien McMahon High School

The lineup of events begins with the Annual Awards Banquet on Friday July 7, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn, 1070 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT. A flag raising will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. at City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport, CT. Lastly, the Annual Parade will be on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. from Central High School leading to the renowned Festival at Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT.