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Tree Dedicated in Friendship Garden With Japanese Delegation

Updated: August 19, 2019 09:25 PM

The Friendship Garden in Billings Park now has a special tree. Monday, under bright sun, it was dedicated to Josef Braeu, a member of the Sister Cities Commission who passed away. 

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Rani Gill, chief of staff and the Sister Cities Coordinator in Superior, said, "He did go to Japan as a delegate in 2010. He designed this garden. Everytime we come to this garden, this is Josef."

A delegation from Japan was there to see the dedication. They are a mix of students and adults. Through an interpreter, they said the garden reminded them of home. 

Gill said Ami-machi is Superior's only sister city, but they hope to grow that in the future. This is the 22nd year of the sister city relationship.

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