Students fill their plates Saturday during the International Picnic at the Murdale Shopping Center. The picnic, hosted by International Student Services, was free to students and transportation from campus was provided. Murdale True Value owner George Sheffer said he has been donating supplies and cooking for the picnic since 1997. He said the students come a long way to attend SIU and the one thing he wants to do is make them feel welcome. “The picnic is a great way to say thanks from the community for coming here,” Sheffer said. “We hope you have a great experience and get a great education.”
TIFFANY BLANCHETTE | DAILY EGYPTIAN

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