One of America’s longest running Sister City Exchange programs received some special recognition from the Elberton City Council yesterday evening.
In attendance at last night’s meeting were all seven Japanese exchange students along with their chaperone.
Elberton Mayor Larry Guest said the program is something that the city can proudly hang its hat on.
“We are privileged to have this 28th group, as this is one of the longest continual Sister City Programs in America, and it is something that the city of Elberton should be very proud of, and we are very proud of it”, said Guest.
Mayor Guest read and presented the Japanese group with a proclamation on behalf of the city of Elberton.
After the reading of the proclamation, the chaperone for the Japanese group expressed her appreciation for the hospitality received during their stay in Elbert County.
“Everyone, I would like to say thanks to you for all of your support”, said the chaperone. “For about two weeks my students and I really enjoyed the American life very much. I really appreciate all of you.”
Today is the final day the group will be in Elbert County before departing to head back home.
The day’s events will be capped off with a farewell dinner around 6:00pm.