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Yara Rivera dances with Kaled Rivera during Festival Latino
at Citizens’ Circle in Ocala on Saturday, May 21st.

Festival Latino

Photos by Bruce Ackerman

The multicultural family festival returned to Ocala on May 21st with entertainers, craft and vendor exhibits, food, music and attendees enjoying the beautiful plaza in downtown Ocala. The event was founded by Joe Ortiz to celebrate Latin culture.

Karina Marquez and Emmanuel Santana
Gwynn and Alex Ruiz
Jessie Martinez, Ainessey Ocasio, Yari Diaz and Juliane Santos
Giovanni Figueroa, Ruiz Santiago, Olympia Santiago and Jaymarie Rodriguez
Maria Alvarez, Felix Alvarez, Barbara Lopez and Alberto Lopez

Healthy 55 Car Show & Farmers Market
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

On a gorgeous May 14th day in Ocala, attendees checked out the car show, fresh vegetables and market goods, food trucks and more, all to benefit the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research.

Charnie Monexé and Garrett Richard
Marty Harris
Daniel Johnson and Kaleah Cox

Joanne Motta, Doug Wyckoff, Phil Motta and Cookie

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

A May 7th celebration marked the reinstatement of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Marion County. One of the first people to sign up for the mentoring program was Ocala Police Chief Mike Balken.

Yvonne Hayes Hinson
Michael McIntosh

William Harris, Eric Cummings and Ronald Jones
Mike Balken and Michael McIntosh

Ladies Night Out
Photos courtesy K-Country/Wind-FM

More than 500 guests attended the K-Country/Wind-FM event on May 12th, which offered vendors, mini spa services and artwork by students at the PACE Center for Girls, the event’s charity partner.

Kelly Coldwell, Elizabeth Eckenroth and Nicole Martineau
Stacey Rollins and Kristina Donohue
Heather Gamble and Brittany Thompson
Carole Savage-Hagans, Adrienne Youmans and Julie Williams
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