Mans­field to host refugees in April

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE -

RU­RAL Aus­tralians for Refugees Mans­field (RAR) will host refugees from Myan­mar, Pak­istan, Afghanistan and the Su­dan for a week­end at the end of April.

“We are do­ing what Mans­field does best show­cas­ing our beau­ti­ful re­gion to vis­i­tors for a week­end in Au­tumn,” said the sec­re­tary of RAR Mans­field Mary Dunn of Mer­ri­jig.

“Our vis­i­tors will stay with fam­i­lies in Mer­ton, Tolmie, Mer­ri­jig and Jamieson as well as in Mans­field - be­tween them all they will have a great pic­ture of the beauties of this re­gion.”

A busy pro­gram has been or­gan­ised which in­cludes a pic­nic at Botanic Park, a farm visit, tree plant­ing and a tra­di­tional Aus­tralian camp­fire with a bar­be­cue, mu­sic and singing.

“The high­light of the week­end will be the op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal fam­i­lies and refugees to get to know each other and learn about each other’s cus­toms,” Mr Dunn said.

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