Sister city program coming up

MARQUETTE – The city of Marquette’s Sister Cities Program will hold a public reception from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Huron Mountain Gallery space of the Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St., in Marquette.

Community members are invited to welcome the nine delegates from Japan. Guests include the mayor of Higashiomi, the chairman of the city assembly and the director of the city planning department. Since 1979, the sister city program has been welcoming delegates into our community providing an enriching cultural exchange. The Sister Cities program focuses on cultural understanding, international friendship and the sharing of ideas.

This is the 35th year sister cities has hosted a reception welcoming the delegates. Refreshments will be provided.

For additional information, contact the city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or email at