July 20th: Refugee Center Holds 3rd Annual Magic Valley Refugee Day

Dear Members of Record and Friends of MVUUF:

This morning during our service, I circulated [to those present] two letters mailed recently to our MVUUF Fellowship. The first was a letter from the CSI Refugee Program informing us of the upcoming “Third Annual Magic Valley Refugee Day” to be held Friday, July 20. 2012 beginning at 6:00 at the Twin Falls City Park by the bandshell.  I know all of you will enjoy sampling foods of the various countries. This event is FREE and open to everyone of all ages.

Please note the following:

Refugee Center Holds 3rd Annual Magic Valley Refugee Day

The College of Southern Idaho Refugee Center is coordinating an evening of 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 mpopsic@spro.net

The second letter received was from Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest. For information about this letter which contains general information about Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest (including the Magic Valley) please visit: www.ppgnw.org/appt .


Ken Whiting