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Annual multicultural fair focuses on assimilation help

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Some folks in Sioux City got a taste of a lot of different cultures Sunday afternoon for the twenty-third year running.

The Faces of Siouxland multicultural fair featured food, performances, and booths featuring both international goods and informational products.

Some at the fair weren't there just to promote the diversity in Sioux City, but to help those new to the area in assimilating and staying safe.

Mercy Medical Center, in partnership with the Mary Treglia Community House, made plastic identification cards for those in Sioux City that need assistance, but may not speak English.

Mercy officials said it's all a part of their efforts to reach out to everyone in Sioux City.

"We're just excited to be able to be a part of this pivotal change in demographics. Mercy's trying to be at the forefront of helping out with this, also. We see this as a problem throughout the community where we all just need to be able to work together and support the community," Jerry Hernandez, Multicultural Outreach Coordinator for Mercy Medical Center said.

If you'd like to have one of the identification cards for yourself or someone else, they're available for free at the Mary Treglia Community House.

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