The partnership needs young people

The partnership needs young people

The reunion is always warm when a delegation from the french twin town of stenay comes to munnerstadt. This is also no wonder. For the hosts buried old friends. Some of the acquaintances have lasted for decades now. Isabell itan and maria knauff first met about 40 years ago during a school exchange program. Isabell itan always enjoys coming to munnerstadt and has been a regular guest of the knauffs for many years.
25 guests from france came to munnerstadt – a little less than usual. But that is because there are still vacations in france, explains maria knauff. In addition, those who had registered had to cancel at short notice due to illness. But the german-french partnership between munnerstadt and stenay also has an age problem. Younger citizens from both cities are hardly involved in the partnership at all. This is apparent even in the fire department, monika petsch has noted. The fire departments on both sides have been a driving force behind the partnership from the very beginning, and this reciprocal visit is no exception. In order for the partnership to continue into the next generation, interested parties had to come together. "It was already, if again new people came", rosina eckert stated.
At a reception in the town hall, both 2. Mayor andreas tragner, as well as daniel leger, the partnership representative in stenay, the value of this friendship and its importance for the cities. Andreas tragner even spoke a short funeral sentence in french, which earned him special applause from the guests.
The hosts from munnerstadt spent the weekend together with their guests on a joint excursion to bad kissingen, but also privately with their families.

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