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This is Us in Tama County: Attend Diversity Celebration Monday, March 19

March 12, 2018
Special to The Chronicle , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Recognizing the cultural diversity of the area, a celebration for community is planned for Monday, March 19, at the South Tama Elementary School in Tama. The event was postponed earlier due to winter weather.

Events get underway with a potluck meal from 5:30-5:30 p.m. During the evening a cultural dress fashion show, art displays and face painting are among the activities planned.

"I have always enjoyed being in this community because of its diverse cultural make-up. Tama County can lead the way in Iowa as a place representing wide ranging cultural heritage I know I am proud to be in the mix of. It is unique from most rural Iowa counties in this way.

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"Accepting the idea that we can always aim to improve relationships with each other as neighbors or co-workers with events such as This is Us is a great idea. This event celebrates that diversity and showcases how we all can be citizens who are active in reaching out to each other to know more about what makes us who we are.

This is Us in Tama County, is such a fitting name for our cultural heritage pot luck night. I hope other Iowa counties will follow our lead in having an open welcoming view of growing our communities and neighborhoods in this way. I truly believe in breaking down walls, and building communities full of different faces striving for the common good. That's why I got involved in the event, " commented Kris Collins, assistant principal, South Tama Elementary School.

The free community event is sponsored by Iowa Valley Continuing Education, Meskwaki Nation, Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Premium, MICA, Tama County Conservation, South Tama Schools, The State Bank of Toledo and Iowa State extension.

For more information contact Iowa Valley Continuing education - 641-752-4645.



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