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Marjorie Otto photos/Review

Marjorie Otto photos/Review

As a way to share a community meal, and to share in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with non-Muslim neighbors, a community iftar dinner was served May 28 at Highwood Hills Elementary School. Iftar is the meal taken after sundown following all-day fasting during Ramadan, which this year is May 5 through June 4. Observant Muslims refrain from eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset during the holy month. The iftar is usually shared as a community and includes evening prayer. The event, which drew at least 300 people — so many that event organizers ran out of food — was sponsored by a number of Twin Cities organizations and restaurants, including the East Side’s Horn of Africa Community of USA.

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