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City to celebrate diversity with second Wheaton World Tour

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:23 p.m. CST
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The Re:New organization, which provides jobs for refugee women living in the U.S., displays handmade goods July 11 at the 2013 Wheaton World Tour.

WHEATON – Area residents will once again come together to celebrate the city's growing diversity during the second annual Wheaton World Tour, according to the Community Relations Commission website.

The free event, held at Memorial Park, will kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday and will feature the traditional dance, poetry and song of some of the many cultures present in Wheaton. There will also be several nonprofit groups offering handmade items including Re:New, World Relief and the People's Resource Center as well as children's activities from the Wheaton College Community School of the Arts and other agencies.

Visitors can taste Wheaton's international fare at a pair of food trucks and multiple local restaurants serving up American, Italian and Mongolian cuisines.

The Wheaton Municipal Band will provide the auditory diversity for the evening, performing a selection of music from around the world beginning at 8 p.m.

For more information, visit www.wheaton.il.us.

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