City Hosts 42nd Annual Sister City Goodwill Mission

The 2018 Sister City Goodwill Mission was welcomed by Mayor John Murphy on Monday, September 10. Two delegates from Takashima and one from Higashiomi, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, were part of the Goodwill Mission, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Michigan-Shiga Sister State Program. The delegates enjoyed a three-night stay with local families, experiencing American family life and northern Michigan activities. To celebrate the occasion, a brunch was held in the City Council Chambers, thanks to a generous donation to the Sister City program from Circuit Controls Corporation. Information on the upcoming 2019 Goodwill Mission to Japan will soon be available www.mishiga.org.