Posts Tagged ‘Ancelma Ortiz’

Top 6 Reasons this was the Best Fall Fiesta Ever

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU for all of your support surrounding Fall Fiesta: Welcome to the Jungle of Tikal. We hope you had as much fun as we did (and we had a lot of fun). Let’s recap a few of the new features that made this (dare we say it) the BEST FALL FIESTA YET:

6. New Venue: Paul Brown Stadium was classy, fun and had a stellar view of downtown Cincinnati. We’re going to chalk this one up as a victory. Plus, if you had a little forethought, you could sneak down to the locker room and wait for the Bengals players to show up… that’s not creepy, that’s being a good fan!

Downtown from PBS

And this was while it was still light outside—once evening hit…wow!

5. New Fashion Statement: Everyone got into the bow tie spirit at Fall Fiesta, and rocked it like there was no tomorrow! It didn’t hurt that BowTie Cause’s Dhani Jones was present to help tie one on. Check out our very own Joe Berninger chat with Fox19 and Dhani about CoEd’s custom bow tie. Upset that you haven’t snagged one yet? Click here to order yours!

(more…)

Special Fall Fiesta Guest: Ancelma Ortiz

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Ancelma Ortiz used to be like any ordinary girl in a poor, rural Guatemalan family.

The oldest of five children, she labored in the fields alongside her father and sold the produce in the early morning market with her mother to help provide the basic necessities for their family.

But Ancelma isn’t ordinary.

Ancelma Ortiz 1

Photo courtesy of Skyline Images

She recognized that education would be her ticket out of poverty. Ancelma now speaks fluent English (!), financially supports her family, pays for her siblings’ education, and is coming to Cincinnati to tell YOU her inspiring story in person! Please join us on October 12, 2013 for Fall Fiesta: Welcome to the Jungle of Tikal to meet this very special guest. Purchase your tickets today!

Read on to find out more about Ancelma’s incredible journey (seriously, this is pretty amazing)… (more…)