First ever Christmas Luncheon for Rock Island immigrants PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Monday, 19 December 2011 16:10

(Rock Island, IL) Every day, approximately 51 immigrants attend “English as a second language” class at the Church of Peace in Rock Island.  The program is a cooperative effort among Black Hawk College, the Secretary of State, Rock Island School District, the Regional Office of Education Lights ON, Rock Island Library, and the Church of Peace.

Tomorrow (December 15, 2011) at 11:00am the ESL teachers are providing a traditional Christmas luncheon for the students complete with gifts of badly needed socks, stuffed animals and treat bags.  Santa will do the honors of handing out the gifts.

The media is invited to attend the event and interview teachers, staff and immigrants.  The students are from many countries with the majority being from Myanmar (used to be called Burma), Iraq, and Africa (Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania).

WHO:  Quad City Immigrants
WHAT:  Christmas Luncheon
WHEN:  December 15, at 11:00 am
WHERE:  Church of Peace, 1114 - 12th Street, Rock Island

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