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Island Affair complete with Caribbean foods and music

September 5, 2018
By MEGHAN McCOY ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The community is invited to travel to various Caribbean islands at the Lehigh Acres Senior Center through tasting food and listening to music of the islands.

"It's going to be a lot of fun. Everyone is welcome," Ana Quesada, who is organizing Island Affair, said. "We had one before and it was a lot of fun. A lot of music and food, it was great."

The event will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept, 6, at the Senior Center, 219 Plaza Drive.

"We are providing the food and the music. Everything is free," Quesada said.

Attendees will have the opportunity to taste cuisine from such areas as Puerto Rico, Haiti, Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Virgin Islands and Barbados.

"People have signed up to bring food. They are members that either are born in those countries and migrated to the United States, or born here and their parents were born in that country," she explained. "We are having music from those countries and food tasting from different countries."

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Quesada, who is originally from Cuba, said she will be preparing an authentic Cuban dish for the event.

"I've been here since I was 12 years old. I cook what my mom used to," she explained.

Quesada said they are planning on doing an international event sometime this winter when the snowbirds are in town.

For more information, call (239) 369-5355.



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