September 7, 2005
Channel 11 to broadcast Fiestas Patrias Parade
HOUSTON, TX - KHOU-TV Channel 11 will broadcast the 37th annual Fiestas Patrias International Parade on Saturday, September 17th at Noon. 11News Anchors Deborah Duncan and Vicente Arenas will host the hour-long special. Channel 11 Houstonisimo Host, Nelly Gonzalez will report from the streets of the parade, providing colorful commentary and insight as the entries pass by.
Fiestas Patrias recognizes the independence of several Hispanic countries, including Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica and El Salvador. The parade will celebrate Houston's diverse Hispanic culture and feature the 2004 Fiestas Patrias Pageant winners, marching bands, a folkloric danza competition, floats and more.
"Channel 11 is proud to broadcast this traditionally colorful and culturally significant parade," according to Channel 11 President and General Manager Peter Diaz. "Houston's Latin community is vibrant, rich in culture and growing. We want to celebrate this wonderful diversity with our viewers."
The Fiestas Patrias parade will be held downtown on Saturday, September 17th at 10a.m. The parade will begin on Texas at Hamilton and end on Preston at La Branch.
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