City Hosts Live Skype Event with Sister City Crespano del Grappa, Italy

 

Learn more about the City of Folsom’s Italian Sister City Crespano del Grappa at a community event on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Participants will have an opportunity to talk directly with citizens of Crespano del Grappa via Skype, and learn more about the city and its culture through presentations and slideshows. The City of Folsom and Crespano del Grappa will also virtually exchange keys to the city as an international symbolic gesture of appreciation and welcome. 

The event will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Folsom Council Chambers located at City Hall at 50 Natoma Street in Folsom. 

The program will be moderated by Folsom City Councilmember Kerri Howell, and hosted by the Murer House Foundation, a Folsom-based organization that offers Italian language, culture and food classes and special events in an historic Folsom building.    

The City of Folsom established its Sister City relationship with Crespano del Grappa, Italy on September 29, 2000.  The City is also a sister city of Jiaohe City, Jilin Province, People’s Republic of China.  

For more information about the event, visit www.murerhouse.org or contact the Murer House Foundation at 985-3250 or folsomite@aol.com.  For more information about the City of Folsom’s Sister Cities program, visit: http://www.folsom.ca.us/about/sister_cities.   

About Sister Cities International

Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization with a nationwide and worldwide network involving the governmental, business, and private voluntary sectors. Its honorary Chairman is the current President of the United States, a distinction afforded to only a few associations. More than 1,200 U.S. communities are now paired with more than 2,100 partner cities in 127 countries around the world. It has been suggested that the most successful sister city programs involve a wide variety of citizens and city officials representing city hall, civic clubs, cultural groups, small and large businesses, local schools, and the non-profit sector, who strike a good balance between realistic thinking and big dreams, adopt an attitude of two-way, reciprocal learning based on mutual respect and interest, and maintain a strong sense of humor, patience, and determination. More can be learned about Sister Cities International by visiting their web site at www.sister-cities.org.