Jehovah's Witnesses weekend conventions begin

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Thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses will come to Rochester during the next five weekends as they conduct district conventions at Mayo Civic Center.

The five weekend sessions will draw about 25,000 people to Rochester, where the Jehovah's Witnesses have been holding conventions for nearly 30 years. One of the weekend conventions, July 13-15, will be conducted in Spanish.

The theme of the three-day conventions, which will include biblical talks, dramatizations, interviews and a play, is "Strengthen Your Heart!"

The conventions follow a similar format each weekend. They are open to the public, and admission is free. About 5,000 people are expected to attend each weekend.

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