Twentieth Anniversary Sister Cities Partnership

Columbia, Illinois – Gedern, Germany

May 8, 1993 – May 8, 2013



Many special activities and events are taking planned for special occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Sister Cities of Columbia, Illinois and their International Sister Cities partnership with Gedern, Germany.  Fifty-one delegates from Gedern Sister Cities will arrive in Columbia on Friday, May 10th.  Upon their arrival, there will be a Welcome Reception at the American Legion Hall in Columbia.


During their 10-day visit, the German Guests will be hosted by members of the Columbia Sister Cities. Then on Saturday evening, May 18th, they will observe their celebration with a dinner/dance and small program that evening at Columbia Turner Hall.  Many dignitaries will be present for this anniversary celebration.




Josephine C. Wittenauer

Columbia, Ilinois Sister Cities Life Membership

SCI – Southern Illinois State Coordinator


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