Roanoke Valley Sister Cities Inc., City of Roanoke to Dedicate New Display Cases
Roanoke, VA – At 10 a.m. on Friday, June 2, Roanoke Valley Sister Cities and the City of Roanoke will dedicate eight new Sister City Display Cases installed in the corridor connecting the north and south sections of the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building. Originally located in the pre-function area of the Berglund Center Special Events Center, the new display cases representing Roanoke Valley’s seven sister cities and the City of Roanoke have found a new home in the Municipal Building, where they will be more visible to the people of the Roanoke Valley.
The display cases will be dedicated in honor of Dr. Robert Roth, Roanoke Valley Sister Cities Inc. Co-founder in 1964 and President 1991-2010; and in memory of David Lisk, Roanoke Valley Sister Cities Inc. Co-founder and Executive Director 1995-2008. Dr. Roth and Mrs. Roth along with their daughter, Lauren Glover, will be present for the dedication, along with Thomas Lisk, son of David Lisk.
The cases were decorated by the chairmen of each Sister City, and the current and past executive boards. Including a case dedicated to Roanoke, they represent the past and present cultures of our cities in eight different countries and on five continents. The cases are a tribute to the mission of Roanoke Valley Sister Cities, Inc., which strives to foster and encourage friendship and peace through cultural, medical, economic, educational and professional exchanges among the people of the Roanoke Valley and the citizens of our seven cities: Wonju, South Korea (1964), Kisumu, Kenya (1976), Pskov, Russia (1992), Florianopolis, Brazil (1995), Opole, Poland (1995), Lijiang, China (1996), Saint-Lô, France (1998).
For more information, contact Mary Jo Fassié, Roanoke Valley Sister Cities Inc. President, by email at [email protected] or by phone at (540) 798-3788.