Migrants to be welcomed in Brockport

BROCKPORT — For nearly two decades migrant workers have been officially welcomed to the area by an organization of faith-based groups, local churches and agencies.

That bienvenida will continue this year on June 27, said Donna Laundry, a member of the Brockport Ecumenical Outreach Committee. She added that the day’s activities are designed not only to welcome farmworkers but also to promote respect and harmony among different cultures.

The day’s activities will begin with a 1 p.m. Mass at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 152 Main St. Alma Latina dancers in traditional attire will perform traditional Mexican dances in front of the church after the Mass. A free dinner will follow at First Baptist Church and will include a piñata for children on the church playground. Several of the committee’s agencies and churches provide donations for the welcoming as well as Wegmans Food Markets and Lamont and Martin farms.

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