Community Meeting to Plan Sister City 50th Anniversary

The Largo Lions Club and City of Largo Japanese Friendship Committee invites the community to help plan a special anniversary visit by our Sister City, Kami City. As preparations are made to celebrate 50 years, the committee is seeking interpreters, encouraging participation by former exchange students, and looking to create an exciting cultural experience by finding Largo residents willing to open their homes to our Sister City guests. The community is encouraged to join committee members on April 25, 2019 at 6pm in Largo City Hall to learn more.

In 1969, Lions Club representatives approached the Mayor of Largo with a proposal to sign a Sister City Agreement with Tosayamada, Japan. In July of that year, and with the help of Japanese Lions Club counterparts, the agreement was completed at a ceremonial signing in Tosayamada – renamed Kami City in 2006. Delegations from the two cities have traveled across the world many times to renew bonds, exchange gifts and share cultures. This November, Largo will host representatives from Kami City, who will join us to celebrate this very special 50th year Sister City anniversary.

Planning is also underway with the Largo High School Japanese Friendship Club, which will be traveling in June to Kami City. The club will visit the students of Yamada High School to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of student, friendship exchanges between the two schools.

Largo City Hall is located at 201 Highland Ave NE. For more information, call 727-587-6740.