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By Vicky Dorvee

City of Longmont proclaims Sept. 11 as Mwebaza Day


September 21, 2018

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Sept. 11 was declared Mwebaza Day in the City of Longmont. Attending the proclamation ceremony were, top (left to right): City Council Members Tim Waters, Polly Christensen, Aren Rodriguez, Joan Peck, Mayor Brian Bagley, Marcia Martin and Bonnie Finley; Mwebaza Foundation founder Dale Peterson and Executive Manager Devaki Douillard; bottom, students Miles Shaw, Mai Gherardi, Addy Lurie (holding the proclamation), Noah Basoff and Peaches McKee.

In a ceremony at the Longmont City Council chambers, the Longmont City Council designated Sept 11 as Mwebaza Day. The proclamation acknowledged the work of the Mwebaza Foundation, an organization founded by Niwot Elementary School teacher Dale Peterson to build and improve schools in Uganda.

The proclamation reads: Whereas, the citizens of Longmont recognize that cross-cultural awareness and s...

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