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Utica Celebrates World Refugee Day

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for refugees celebrated the areas diverse community.

Posted: Jun 16, 2018 9:29 PM

UTICA- People gathered at Hanna Park in Utica to recognize Utica's diversity, something the city is known for.

Organizers for the event said it's a celebration of resiliency, spirit and courage for all the local refugees.

Mersiah Omerigac from Bosnia said Utica does a good job of making people feel at home.  "There is no difference where you come from, what religion, what language, I love it," he said. "I mean it's like a small world in one place, thats what it's all about here in Utica."

Money from the event was put towards Cornell Cooperative Extension, for their garden.

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