PiƱata and QuinceaƱera Contests

August 27, 2015

Entry Forms at parkplazaonmaine.com

Baldwin Park, CA (August 27, 2015) –  Schools and youth organizations are invited to enter the Piñata Design Contest for the opportunity to win monetary prizes and girls who will celebrate a 15th birthday in a month from September through December 2015 can win prizes in the Quinceañera Contest at the Park Plaza on Maine Mexican Independence Day Fiesta.   Park Plaza on Maine, located at the intersection of Ramona Boulevard and Maine Avenue in Baldwin Park, invites youth to enter the two contests as a preview to the Fiesta.

Groups from schools, churches and community organizations with elementary through high school grade level youth can enter the Piñata Design Contest.  A “group” can be comprised of youth from an elementary school class, a cheer team, high school club, Scout Troop to members of the Boys and Girls Club, church, YMCA, or other organization. The contest, which will award more than $1,000 in prizes, is also an artistic educational experience for the children or teen groups, who will work together to decorate a piñata for the contest.

School or other adult representative from non-school groups can pick up a FREE undecorated piñata, while the supply lasts, at one of the following locations:

  • Park Plaza on Maine booth at the Baldwin Park Downtown Street Market which will be held on Maine Avenue between Ramona Boulevard and Palm Avenue, on Thursdays through September 3 from 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Park Plaza on Maine Event Headquarters, next to Subway, on Thursdays, August 27 from 2 - 5 p.m.; and on Thursday, September 3 from 2 – 5 p.m.

Youth groups will bring the decorated piñata entries to the Park Plaza on Maine Fiesta headquarters on Saturday, September 12 by 11a.m. for display and judging by category: elementary, middle and high school divisions; non-school organization division, with special awards for Most Colorful, Most Creative, Most Beautiful, and Most Artistic pinatas.  Fiesta attendees can vote for their favorite entry to receive the People’s Choice Award.

Park Plaza on Maine is proud to honor the traditional Quinceañera tradition.  Four girls, each who will celebrate a 15th Birthday in September, October, November or December this year, will be selected by random drawing of entry forms.  The four winners will be presented on stage at the Fiesta to receive wonderful prizes from Park Plaza on Main merchants.  Entry forms are available at the above piñata entry locations or by email request to info@veryspecialevents.com.  Deadline to submit entries in the Quinceañera Contest is September 10. 

The Pinata Design and Quincinera Contests awards will be presented at the Mexican Independence Day Fiesta on Saturday, September 12 from 12 – 4 p.m. at Park Plaza on Maine.  Everyone in the family will enjoy the Fiesta with  Radio Centero 93.9 remote with Burbuja, free carnival games, rides, prize drawings, merchant hosted activities, Mariachi and Folkloric dance performances.  Present a receipt with the Fiesta date of September 12, 2015 to take a free pony ride,   Pony rides can also be purchased for $2.  Become a Park Plaza on Maine Facebook friend and post a photo of your child taking a pony ride at the Fiesta for opportunity to win a $100 merchant gift card. 

For more information about the Fiesta and other community activities at Park Plaza on Maine, call 818.710.6100 or visit www.parkplazaonmaine.com.

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