AMV Woodland Annual (2009) Peace Picnic Draws Large Multi-Faith Crowd

May 26, 2009

Author: Khalid Saeed

Source: American Muslim Voice

American Muslim Voice Woodland chapter held its second annual multi-faith peace picnic on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Fren Park. Like last year, the picnic was well attended by different faith and ethnic groups. It attracted people near and far.

AMV Woodland chapter President Muhammad Usman Sadiq was MC of the event that began with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Qari Amir Hussein of Woodland Mosque.

Unlike last year's very hot day this year the weather was just perfect and Fren Park in Woodland is a great venue for the kids to play and families to enjoy.

Cooperation and participation by different communities was wonderful. It surely helped in brin[g]ing different communities together.

Mayor of city of Woodland Skip Davis despite his very busy schedule due to memorial day weekend activities around town came to support and talked about the importance of these events. The Mayor revealed he has been in this area for a long time but he was impressed to see a letter from a Muslim that showed that the Muslims in this area were present during the Civil War. “So the Muslim community is not new to this area but they are more visible these days.”

See also: Interfaith, Civic