This year marks fifty years of a Sister City friendship between the cities of Mombetsu, Hokkaido, Japan and Newport. Initially started through Rotary International, since 1966 it has continued to grow and change, fostering friendships that have enriched citizens of both cities.
The Mombetsu delegation will visit Newport May 18-21. During their stay they will have time to see what Newport is all about, and have opportunities to share about Mombetsu.
In honor of the 50th anniversary, a banquet will be held at the Hallmark on Friday, May 20, at 6:00pm. The cost for the dinner is $35. Everyone who has been involved in the past, as well as those interested in the Sister City program, is invited to attend. A big crowd would show our guests the ongoing enthusiasm for the program.
A reservation is required, and reservations may be made by calling Cindy Breves at the City of Newport, 541-574-0603.
For further information on the Sister City program, contact Mark or Cindy McConnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.