3rd Annual Magic Valley Refugee Day
We are seeing great weather outside and a great activity to enjoy it in the Twin Falls City Park!
The College of Southern Idaho Refugee Center is coordinating an evening of free ethnic food, information, and entertainment at the Twin Falls City Park Bandshell starting at 6 p.m. Friday, July 20.
The third annual Magic Valley Refugee Day will feature eleven ethnic populations from Afghanistan, Armenia, Bhutan/Nepal, Bosnia, Burma, Burundi, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Vietnam. Event coordinator Michelle Pospichal says each group will have a tent with displays, information about their home countries, and samples of their foods. Presentations on the stage will feature ethnic music, singing and dancing.
“We want to recognize the Twin Falls community for its amazing support and cooperation in relocating our refugees throughout the year,” said Pospichal. “This is a time to celebrate the wonderful diversity of cultures living in Twin Falls.”
Pospichal said information will be available on how volunteers can get involved with the refugees or how to donate to the Refugee Center. Volunteers will also sell raffle tickets for one dollar each or six for $5. Cultural items made by the local refugees or that were brought from their homeland will be the prizes.
The event is free and open to everyone. Those who attend are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for sitting on the lawn. For more information, contact the CSI Refugee Center at 736-2166 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.