News release from Science Central:
Sister Cities sign unveiled at Science Central
(February 4, 2016) – Mayor Tom Henry unveiled a new sign listing Fort Wayne’s sister cities at Science Central on February 4th. The sign, which is located in front of the building, shows the directions and distances to Fort Wayne’s four sister Cities in Takaoka, Japan; Plock, Poland; Gera, Germany; and Taizhou, China and is the first of its kind in Fort Wayne.
“We’re excited to have this sign at our facility,” states Martin S. Fisher, Executive Director of Science Central. “We’re all about learning in a fun environment, and the sign will teach our visitors about our place in the world relative to our sister cities. We also hope that our guests will use it as a reason to investigate other aspects of our sister cities, for example their geography, economy, and culture.”
Fort Wayne Sister Cities International Inc, a local all-volunteer not-for-profit has developed the idea for the sign, funded it and coordinated the installation with the Fort Wayne Street Department. “We want to make sure everyone in Fort Wayne knows all of our Sister Cities,” explains board member Helge Hinniger. “Most people know about Takaoka and maybe Gera, but only few are aware of our sister cities in Poland and China. We hope that this sign will raise awareness of the great relationships we have with cities all over the world and will learn about other cultures. We can only send so many high school students on exchanges, but this sign will help us reach thousands of people every year.” Fort Wayne Sister Cities International plans to install additional signs in the near future.
About Science Central
Science Central, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has provided a hands-on fun learning environment for 20 years. Through our 120+ exhibits, school tours, distance learning programs and weekend public events, we bring the excitement of science and technology to nearly 140,000 children and adults annually. Science Central is located at 1950 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. For more information, contact Science Central at 260-424-2400 or visit www.sciencecentral.org.
About Fort Wayne Sister Cities
Fort Wayne Sister Cities International, Inc. was established in 1976 and organized in 1983 as an Indiana 501(c)(3) corporation. The organization is working to promote international understanding between the residents of Fort Wayne and the citizens of our Sister Cities: Takaoka, Japan; Plock, Poland; Gera, Germany; and Taizhou, China. The all-volunteer organization has recently established Friendship City status with Mawlamyine in Myanmar.
For more information, visit www.fortwaynesistercities.net.