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Potluck Dinner Looks to Bring the Community Together

The annual event set for Jan. 24. Bring a dish and come hungry.

Mark your calendar.

The Lakewood Community Relations Advisory Commission is asking residents to come to the Lakewood Women’s Pavilion at Lakewood Park for dinner on Jan. 24.

But come hungry, bring a dish and meet your Lakewood neighbors.

In partnership with Lakewood High School’s race and diversity organization, the advisory commission is hosting the Community Diversity Potluck for residents to meet their neighbors and celebrate the community’s diversity.

The sixth-annual event is set to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24.

The theme for the potluck is "The World Lives in Lakewood". Last year, high school students presented a video describing immigrants' assimilation into Lakewood.

“It’s mainly a social gathering so people can get together — with food as the centerpiece,” said Melissa Garrett, spokeswoman for the city of Lakewood, at last year’s event. “It’s an opportunity to sit down with people you don’t know, and haven’t a had chance to meet, and get to know a little bit more about them.”

The potluck dinner is open to all Lakewood to residents — at no charge.

Just bring a dish and come hungry: Attendees are asked to bring a dish — vegetarian or meat — to serve six that represents your family or cultural tradition.  drinks and tableware will be provided. 

“This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors and make new friends,” according to a news release. 

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