Sebastopol, CA. ~ Sebastopol World Friends (SWF) will host a Sister City Friendship Din- ner on Satur- day, Novem- ber 2. It will be held at the Enmanji Bud- dhist Temple Me m o r i a l Hall (1200 Gravenstein Highway S, Sebastopol). Door opens at 5:30 and din- ner and the program start at 6:00.

All you can

eat buffet-style dinner themed “Where Sushi Meets Borsch” will showcase food from Ukraine and Japan, where Sebastopol has its two sister cities: Takeo, Japan and Chy- hyryn, Ukraine. The Bure- visnyky Ukrainian Dance En-

donation amounts are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Proceeds from this year’s si- lent auction will be donated to Takeo World Friends for their rebuilding effort after the recent flooding disaster. In August, torrential rain in

semble and Sonoma County Taiko are back for cultural entertainment. Suggested

southwestern Japan caused ex- tensive damages from flood- ing and landslides in the large area in Takeo. Hundreds of households were forced to evacuate. Meg Mizutani, Takeo Commit- tee Chair sa ys, “ Ma n y of our friends in Takeo City were di- rectly impacted

by this disaster as their houses and businesses were severely dam- aged. Our sister city friends sent us their love and generous support after the wildfires in 2017. Now it’s our turn to recipro-

cate their kindness. We would like to ask our community members to join us in sup- porting the rebuilding effort in Takeo.” SWF was organized as a Se- bastopol City Commission in 1985. Since then, it has been active with its two sister cities:

OCTOBER 2019 November 2, 2019 Sister City Friendship Dinner – Where Sushi Meets Borsch

together through youth and adult citizens’ homestay ex- change programs. Hundreds of Sebastopol youth and adult citizens have participated in the program as grass-roots diplomacy ambassadors. In 2014, SWF received a Best Overall Program award from Sister Cities Inter- national. For more infor- mation about the Friendship Dinner and the Sebastopol World

contact Sebastopol World

Friends, Friends

at 707-347-9339 or info@sebas- Sebastopol World Friends is a 501(c) (3) non-profit orga-

Chyhyryn and Takeo. SWF’s goal is to work toward “World Peace, One Friend at a Time,” by bringing sister city citizens

nization. Location: Enmanji Buddhist Temple Memorial Hall 1200 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol.

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