From: Fatima Said
Project FINE executive director
On behalf of Project FINE, I would like to thank the Winona and St. Charles communities for their support and involvement in Welcoming Week (September 13-22, 2019). This annual celebration recognizes the contributions of immigrants and refugees and the role communities play to foster greater welcome for everyone. Over 1,200 people attended our Welcoming Week events, which included community celebrations, Rhythm @the River, film screenings, a diversity training, a group bike ride and our Citizenship Day Celebration.
Thank you to WNB Financial and the St. Charles Area Community Foundation for their sponsorship of Welcoming Week events and the city of Winona and city of St. Charles for their ongoing commitment to welcoming efforts. I would also like to thank WinonaArts, East Side Productions, River City Ballroom Dancers, The Boathouse, Frozen River Film Festival, Central Lutheran Church, Winona County Historical Society, Winona Family YMCA and Bikeable Winona for their support of our events.
Thank you again for your support, and I hope you can all join us for Welcoming Week 2020!