Sister city celebration Wednesday

DOWNEY - Downey will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its sister city affiliation with Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico during a celebration Aug. 18.Dignitaries from Guadalajara will be in Downey for the celebration, which will include a welcoming ceremony at City Hall, tours of historic city sites, lunch at Discovery Sports Complex, special program at the Columbia Memorial Space Center and a formal reception dinner at Rio Hondo Event Center. The dinner reception is open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling the city at (562) 904-1895. In addition to Guadalajara, Downey also has sister city status with Valle of San Quintin, Baja California Mexico; Ensenada, Mexico; Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico; and Alajuela, Costa Rica.

********** Published: August 12, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 17