Archive for Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Event to raise money for students bound to Lawrence’s sister cities

October 19, 2010


Japanese, German and Greek cuisine will be served up Thursday as part of a fundraising gala to help finance scholarships for students planning to travel to Lawrence’s sister cities during the coming year.

The event is set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Castle Tea Room, 1307 Mass. Cost is $50.

Students are selected annually to travel to Eutin, Germany, and Hiratsuka, Japan, for cultural and educational exchanges. Lawrence’s third sister city — Iniades, Greece — has yet to entertain a student exchange.

“Students are expected to pay their way, but no student is denied the opportunity to travel due to financial considerations,” said Bob Moody, chairman of the gala and a former Lawrence mayor. “No student is denied because they can’t pay the full amount.”

For more information about the gala, contact Moody at 841-5946 or


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