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Columbia And Gedern Celebrate 25-Year Partnership

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Columbia Sister Cities President Ingrid Soraghan signs the official guest registry during the farewell party at the conclusion of the 25th anniversary sister cities visit to Gedern, Germany. Looking on are, left to right, Gedern Burgermeister Guido Kempel, Gedern Sister Cities President Uwe Bergheimer and Columbia Mayor Kevin Hutchinson.
Columbia Sister Cities President Ingrid Soraghan signs the official guest registry during the farewell party at the conclusion of the 25th anniversary sister cities visit to Gedern, Germany. Looking on are, left to right, Gedern Burgermeister Guido Kempel, Gedern Sister Cities President Uwe Bergheimer and Columbia Mayor Kevin Hutchinson.

A delegation from the Columbia Sister Cities board traveled to their sister city of Gedern, Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of their partnership. They were welcomed to town by Klaus Hein and Werner Herroder, two of the original 11 Gedern residents who visited Columbia in 1991 to initiate a partnership (which became official in …

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