Mayor presents Key to the City

August 8, 2014

 

Chinese delegation chooses Barbourville as their second home


Pictured with the delegation are Sandra Nickell (seated at left), event organizer, Shane Nickell (seated at right), Curt Corey (back left), Mayor Darren West (back second from left), and David Johns (far right), Union College Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Pictured with the delegation are Sandra Nickell (seated at left), event organizer, Shane Nickell (seated at right), Curt Corey (back left), Mayor Darren West (back second from left), and David Johns (far right), Union College Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Barbourville Mayor Darren West presented a Key to the City Monday to Kangji “Peggy” Peng, a Chinese native who has made Barbourville her second home.

Barbourville Mayor Darren West presented a Key to the City Monday to Kangji “Peggy” Peng, a Chinese native who has made Barbourville her second home.

 

What began as an accidental meeting in 2003 has culminated into 13 new honorary citizens of Barbourville, although most of them can’t speak English.
In 2003, 21 Chinese teachers from Shenzhen, China, visited Union College to learn how to teach English to their students.

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