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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Committee Still Seeking 'Sister City'

Fairhope, Alabama. (fairhopetimes@att.net)

NO LUCK YET

After possibilities in Wales and Norway did not pan-out, Sister City committee members have begun exploring other options -- in central and eastern Europe.
Immigrants from that region settled in significant numbers in south-central Baldwin county from the late 1800s until the 1920s; and their descendants still have contacts there who may be of help to the committee.

A letter of interest was being sent to the administration of the medieval Adriatic seaport-city of Dubrovnik, Croatia; another town in near-by Bosnia was also being discussed.

Dubrovnik was part of the Soviet-bloc country of Yugoslavia prior to 1991.

NATIONAL CONVENTION IN JULY

If nothing materializes before then, two committee members plan to attend the Sister Cities International Convention in Minneapolis, Mn. later this summer.

That organization has offered help in establishing a connection.

Sister Cities is a  non-profit corporation formed by President Eisenhower in 1956 to foster peace and cooperation with other nations via personal contact and cultural exchanges between private citizens.


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