Wednesday, July 16, 2008

July is Sister Cities Month

The city of Newnan and Ayr, Scotland have celebrated a sister city relationship since 1997. Banners will be hung this week for the month of July around the courthouse square to observe the sister city connection.

The sister city partnership has allowed Newnan residents to build and nurture contacts across the world and has provided for wonderful cultural exchanges with Newnan and Ayr citizens.

On behalf of the Newnan Arts Commission, “we are proud to recognize our sister city, Ayr, Scotland. The banners that hang around our court square symbolize the friendship and kinship we feel for our friends across the water,” says Bette Hickman, Cultural Arts Commission; chair.

The talented and entertaining Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra has visited Newnan on occasions for several community performances.

The sister city partnership was also developed as part of the founding of the educational program Global Achievers in Newnan, the location of their state headquarters. The sister city pact was established in order for citizens of both cities to experience many cultural, educational, tourism, and economic opportunities.

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