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Community invited to immigration conversation Wednesday

WILLMAR -- Willmar residents, both longtime and recently arrived, are invited to attend an open potluck community picnic about immigration issues beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Park in Willmar.

Participants will be able to exchange ideas with community leaders and our more recent residents, regarding the problems, benefits and possibilities of immigration into our city and county.

The guest speaker, John Keller, executive director and supervising attorney of the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota, will speak at 6 p.m.

It is sponsored by the Willmar Area Comprehensive Immigration Reform committee.

Everyone is welcome: Please bring a dish to pass and also a lawn chair.

Miller Park is located at Kandiyohi Avenue and 11th Street Southwest. In case of rain, the picnic will move into the Church of St. Mary across the street.

For more information call Chad Gilbertson at 320-235-5403 or Naomi Mahler at 320-222-6820 or 320-235-9736. For more information about WACIR, go to