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For Immediate Release

Easter Seals Central Texas announces date for October Fundraiser Día de los Muertos Festival

Austin, Texas, August 18, 2015

Media Contact:
Susan Savkov
512-615-6894
http://www.austindiadelosmuertos.com/

AUSTIN, TX (August 18, 2015) – Today, Easter Seals Central Texas announced their 3rd Annual Día de los Muertos Festival which will be held on October 17, 2015 from Noon to 10:00pm at Fiesta Gardens West End, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702. The annual fundraiser helps Easter Seals Central Texas support children and adults with disabilities within Central Texas.

An exciting music lineup for the event is planned and will include local Austin artists as well as international artists. A complete artist lineup will be announced at a later date with surprises in store for the music lovers of Central Texas.

The day’s events features a full day Día de los Muertos experience with live music, cultural performances, Kid’s Zone activities, vendors, food and drink. The community (individuals or groups) is invited to participate in a special tradition of the holiday with a ‘build your own altar’ contest at the Festival with awards presented on site.

The event benefits Easter Seals Central Texas, which has served the community for over 78 years. Tod Marvin, President and CEO says, “We were thrilled with the continued success of this event. It is exciting to see Austin embrace a fun, family-friendly celebration of music, food and culture in such a big way and an event where proceeds support a great mission of helping people with disabilities live independently. Pairing live music with the observance of Dia de los Muertos truly reflects Austin’s cultural diversity and our ‘unique’ personality. We are privileged to be present at this celebration of life.”

General admission pre-sale tickets for $15.00 and VIP tickets can be purchased online at www.austindiadelosmuertos.com/. General admission tickets will also go on sale in advance at select partners and admission is free for children 12 and under who attend with a paid ticket-holding adult.

The Presenting Sponsor for the Festival is EZPAWN. Other sponsors include William Gammon Insurance, United Healthcare, Superior HealthPlan, Google Fiber, H-E-B, CLS Partners and HPI Real Estate Services. Organizers still have sponsorship and underwriting opportunities available. Media sponsors include KUT/KUTX, Univision Austin TV and Radio, El Mundo Newspaper, Austin American Statesman, Austin 360.com and ¡Ahora Sí!. 

For more information on the Día de los Muertos Festival, Easter Seals Central Texas or to purchase event tickets, visit www.austindiadelosmuertos.com/. For a video of last year’s festival, visit https://youtu.be/cMh4NsFvjw8.

About Easter Seals Central Texas:
Since 1937, Easter Seals Central Texas (ESCT) has been a leading provider of patient-centered services and support for children and adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers. We are a locally funded and locally governed non-profit organization based in Austin and currently serving 8,500 clients in 21 Central Texas counties. We envision every person having equal access and opportunities in their community. Together, we create opportunities and promote independence for people with disabilities to pursue their hopes and dreams. For more information about Easter Seals Central Texas, please visit www.easterseals.com/centraltx.

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