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Friday, February 1, 2013 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Sterling Heights Cultural Exchange

Come on out for the 12th annual Sterling Heights Cultural Exchange!

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 from 6-10 p.m.

WHERE: Sterling Heights Senior Center, 40200 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

COST: $1 donation requested

WHY: The goal of this event is to increase appreciation of different cultures and to develop a spirit of cooperation and friendship between people of different ethnic backgrounds. Previous Cultural Exchanges were extremely successful, attracting approximately 1,000 visitors from throughout Macomb County. Sponsored by the City of Sterling Heights, the Ethnic Community Committee, Welcoming Michigan, many generous local businesses and other organizations.

The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend this celebrated event. Free overflow parking and shuttle service is available in Dodge Park.

Sponsored by the Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee, the 2013 Cultural Exchange will feature a wide array of ethnic music and dance, educational cultural displays from area groups and retailers, and cuisine from city restaurateurs. A minimum suggested donation of $1 is requested. Last year’s event drew nearly 1,000 people.

The city is currently seeking support for the event. Businesses interested in becoming a sponsor, restaurateurs who would like to donate samples of ethnic dishes and dance troupes and entertainment groups interested in performing are encouraged to call the city at (586) 446-2489.

“The evening is really a great chance for people of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds to celebrate their similarities more than their differences,” said Susan Kattula, chairperson of the Ethnic Community Committee. “We are looking forward to participation from the many nationalities in Sterling Heights and surrounding areas.”

The eleven-member Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee was formed in 1990. Its goals include developing understanding and improving the communication among diverse races and ethnic groups in the city.

For more information, call Community Relations at (586) 446-CITY (2489).

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