Fairfield, California (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)—The Fairfield–Nirasaki Sister City program is looking for local families to host Japanese students during the annual student visit from Nirasaki, Japan. Six students and a chaperone will visit Fairfield for three weeks in December and host families are needed for each member of the delegation. Please plan to attend a special information meeting for potential host families at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 5 at the City Council Chamber, 1000 Webster Street, Fairfield. The students will arrive on Saturday, December 22, 2012, and will return to Japan on Saturday, January 12, 2013. The Sister City Committee provides activities for the students on weekdays. Host families are responsible for weekend/holiday activities and for transportation to meeting places each weekday. For more information, please contact Arletta Cortright at 707-426-5603 or 707-428-7400, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Committee also sends a student delegation from Fairfield to Nirasaki each July. Any high school student in the Fairfield–Suisun Unified School District is eligible to apply to be part of the delegation, as well as any high school residents of Fairfield attending schools outside the district. For information on the summer exchange, please attend the next Sister City Committee meeting to get involved with the program. The monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at the Fairfield Senior Center located at 1200 Civic Center Drive.