35th Anniversary Visit

September 5 - September 19, 2001

Welcome "Home" 

Mayor Bowley and Brecon visitors to Saline

You can follow our Brecon guests activities during this anniversary visit Saline by clicking on the photo links below:

 September 6 - The Official Welcome 

September 7 - An Evening at the Saline Fair

September 8 - The Saline Fair Parade

September 9 - Picnic at Curtiss Park

September 10 - Motor Coach Tour in Southwest Michigan

September 11-12 - Tour to Chicago

September 13-14 - Amish Country Tour

September 15-16 - Free Time in Saline 

September 17 - Golf Outing

September 18 - Farewell Party

The Saline-Brecon Friendship Guild is happy to welcome 29 Brecon visitors to Saline on this 35th anniversary year of our sister city relationship. There are several events planned throughout the visit and many of them are open to all members of the Guild (and all potential members as well!). During the visit our Brecon guests will be out and about in town and will have special nametags. Please say "Hello" and be sure to welcome them "home" to Saline.

Official Welcome

 Sept. 6, 2001, 7:00 p.m. Union School 

Mayor Gretchen Driskell and the Saline City Council officially welcomed Mayor Arthur Bowley and the group from Wales. In addition to the current Mayors, three former Mayors of Brecon attended and four former Mayors of Saline welcomed old and new friends. 

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Fiddlers Philharmonic Show

September 7, 2001,  7:00 p.m. Saline Fair


The Fiddlers from Saline High School presented a special concert at the Saline Fair. The Fiddlers have become very well known and have traveled and performed nationally and internationally, including a very successful concert in Brecon. The Concert honored the Brecon visitors. Mayor Arthur Bowley made a special presentation of Millennium Medallions to Fiddlers leaders Bob and Pam Phillips.


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Saline Fair Parade

 Sept. 8, 2001, 1:00 p.m.

Mayor and Mayoress Arthur and Dilys Bowley led the parade in a car with Judge and Mrs. Don and Marjorie Shelton followed by the Guild banner with many of the visitors, host families and other Guild members. The Saline crowd lining the parade route was enthusiastic and welcomed the Brecon friends with rousing applause along the entire length of the parade. 

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Pot Luck Supper

Sept. 9, 2001, 4:30 p.m. Curtiss Park Pavilion 

The weather threatened and even rained for a while but the picnic at Curtiss Park still went off without a hitch.  Over 60 people attended to eat, play, talk and enjoy good friendship.

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Bus Tour

Sept. 10 - 14, 2001


Our Brecon visitors and many of their host families will be on a bus tour to Grand Rapids and southwest Michigan, Chicago, and then the Amish community of Napanee, Indiana.

Click Here to see photos of the Southwest Michigan Tour

Click Here to see photos of the Chicago Tour

Click Here to see photos of the Amish Country Tour

UM Football Tailgate

Sept. 15, 2001, 10:00 a.m. University of Michigan Golf Club


The University of Michigan football game was cancelled out of respect for the victims of the murders at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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Golf Outing

Sept. 17, 2001, 8:30 a.m. Rustic Glenn Golf Course


The Brecon visitors broke Saline's string of golf outing victories when they bested their hosts and took the Bowley trophy home.

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Farewell Party

Sept. 18, 2001, 6:00 p.m. TriCounty Sportsmen League 

A large turnout  of Salinians joined host families and Brecon guests for a rousing farewell party at the Tri-County Sportsman's Club.

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