Festival goers Maggie Rosa and Ivy Sanders were visiting Atlantic City from Connecticut when they heard about the festival.
“We thought we would go out and show our support,” said Rosa, who wore a blue T-shirt with a Puerto Rican flag on the front.
Rosa and Sanders said the best part of the festival was the abundance of social services and resources that were present. Organizations attending the event included the Atlantic City government, the University of Stockton, the League of Women Voters as well as legal, healthcare and housing services.
“Education is really the key, and having all of these resources here that people have access to is huge,” Rosa said. “Bringing the resources directly to people who may not know them is amazing. “
Jessica Castiblanco took a break from her booth, where she sold hot plates, to walk around and discover the festival.
“It’s a great weather, amazing vendors and food, it’s a great time,” Castiblanco said. “The festival is a great opportunity to get to know these different companies that you may not have known before, and being able to support them is always nice. “
Roxana Perez-Nieves, one of the organizers of the event, said the festival brought back many fond memories.