Boston's young 'ambassadors' to Japan
The latest young "ambassadors" from Boston have been selected to go to Hakusan, the town's exchange city in Japan.
As part of the 2018/2019 Hakusan City Exchange 12 students from the Boston's Boys' Grammar, Girls' High School and Giles Academy have been selected to represent the Boston Area over the next two years. This follows their successful application and interview process, with fundraising towards the return trip to Japan already underway.
The provisional dates for the group of Japanese students and their chaperones to arrive in Boston this year is Monday, July 16, to Thursday, July 26.
Boston's Hakusan City Exchange group is now running a regular 50:50 draw, where in return for a £1 stake entrants have the opportunity to win half of the overall money collected.
The December winner was Rachel Rollinson who received £173.50 in return for her entry.
The group thanked B&M Stores for allowing the students and parents to pack customer shopping on Black Friday weekend to raise funds, and also to Carl Dunham Butchers and the King's Arms pub, both of whom have already supported the Exchange with welcome donations.
You can get more information on The Exchange by contacting the group by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Boston and Hakusan City cultural Exchange began in 1994, originally called the Mikawa project.
Pictured is the engraved stone which commemorates the friendship between the two communities. During the Boston group's 2017 visit to Hakusan, a dogwood tree was planted at the same spot to commemorate the signing of the Sister City Agreement.
Co Chairman Steve Jacobs draws Rachel Rollinson's winning envelope witnessed by former Chairman David Scoot.