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Caribbean fest comes to Bridgeport

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PRESS RELEASE

The West Indian American Association of Greater Bridgeport will hold its Annual Caribbean Jerk Fest on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at McLevy Green-downtown Bridgeport, CT.

Jerk chicken and jerk pork will be available hot off the grill throughout the event. In addition, there will be curried goat, fish, rice & peas, patties and other West Indian dishes for sale. Red stripe beer and other alcoholic beverages will be for sale also. Live bands will perform throughout the day. Music will be provided by King Ruler Tone. Vendors will be on site selling clothes, jewelry, candles, lotions and other items.

All proceeds from the Jerk Fest goes towards scholarship for college-bound students who are West Indian or of West Indian descent.

Primary sponsor of the event are People’s United Bank, Downtown Special Services District and Aquarion Water Company. We have also been fortunate to receive in-kind services from Bridgeport Mayor Finch’s Office, Bridgeport Guardians, and Tri-fold Printing.

The West Indian-American Association of Greater Bridgeport (WIAAGB) is a non-profit 501(c3) tax exempt organization which serves as a beacon of hope in the Caribbean community. 

We are a community oriented, social organization devoted to people with inadequate resources, limited opportunities and leadership in maintaining and fostering Caribbean culture and education.  We provide services with emphasis on the City of Bridgeport, and to the Caribbean, one of the neediest regions of the world.

WIAAGB wears the mantel as “ambassador “in the Caribbean community.  We fulfill our mission with our compassionate and dedicated members and a very small operating budget.  We have no paid staff, funding is by dues paid by members and the modest proceeds from three events per year that we offer.   We are all volunteers and a hundred percent of our financial resources go directly to fund our programs.

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