Sister City 2019
MARCH 23 - 27, 2019
Since 2010, Marion has been taking part in a Sister City program to provide global connections and exchanges between the international city of Kanie Town, Japan and the residents of Marion, IL. Regardless of the 6,000 mile distance, this relationship has grown stronger over the years. Each year, the communities schedule alternating visits to learn about business, education, and cultural differences.
The visiting delegations are made up of leaders and students from each community. The students stay with host families, enabling them to take in as much culture as possible.
2018 visit highlights
Sister City Sponsors
State Senator Dale Fowler
State Representative Dave Severin
If you are interested in supporting the Sister City program, please call the chamber office at 618-997-6311.
2019 visit schedule
SATURDAY - Delegation Arrival
SUNDAY - Outdoor Recreation
MONDAY - Education & Civic Tours
TUESDAY - Industrial & Historical Tours
WEDNESDAY - Delegation Farewells