Sister City Group Holds Funds-Raising Plant Sale
The fourth annual sale of perennial plants sponsored by the Greater Newburyport/Bura Alliance begins on May 10 and will continue daily until the end of June. Potted plants are offered at $5 each. The location is 8 Maple Street, West Newbury.
The Greater Newburyport/Bura Alliance, a sister city organization connecting the Newburyport area with Bura, Kenya has been in existence for 27 years. Members come from Newburyport and nearby towns. The group works to foster friendship and cross-cultural understanding. Among its many projects are helping orphans attend primary school by providing school uniforms and providing assistance with school fees for those in secondary school. Other projects have involved health, education, sports for both boys and girls, agriculture and trainings which have brought visitors from Bura to the Newburyport area. There have been many visitors to Bura from the Newburyport area, as well. The organization’s website is: www.masskenya.org. New members are always welcome and information may be obtained by contacting members Chris Bentley at 617-905-6371 or Dr. Sue Abkowitz at 978-465-6823.