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Published May 06, 2012, 02:01 PM

6th annual Global Friends Coalition community-refugee picnic

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - New Americans are getting a taste of summer in Grand Forks. This is the 6th annual Global Friends Coalition community-refugee picnic, held tonight at University Park.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - New Americans are getting a taste of summer in Grand Forks. This is the 6th annual Global Friends Coalition community-refugee picnic, held tonight at University Park.

The potluck-style picnic introduces new foods and new faces to everyone who attends.

ROBIN DAVID - Global Friends Coalition/President: “Refugee integration is all about people connecting with one another and they need opportunities to do that. Often times it's difficult to just walk up and introduce yourself to someone.”

FANNY MASABARKIZA - Moved to Grand Forks 4 Years Ago: “I get to meet a lot of friends and some of them go to my school and it's really fun seeing them.”

About 500 new Americans have moved to Grand Forks in the last 6 years.

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