The three-day festival is being held at the Tempe Beach Park, and will coincide with the final weekend of the th celebration in Germany, where Oktoberfest originally started. Tempe Sister City, a nonprofit student exchange organization, and the city of Tempe are organizing the free event. Money raised at Oktoberfest goes toward a city student exchange program. Dick Neuheisel, president and founder of Tempe Sister City, said 33 juniors and seniors in Tempe high schools are sent to sister cities around the world for six weeks. Among the three recipients is ASU graduate Christa Brelsford, who is being honored for her volunteer work in Haiti with a community literacy program. She was in Haiti when the Port-au-Prince earthquake hit in January.
Inactive feed status. Our servers were unable to retrieve a valid podcast feed for a sustained period. What now? You might be able to find a more up-to-date version using the search function.
A student exchange, global culture, and humanitarian works program aligned with the City of Tempe, Arizona and Sister Cities International. Enjoy a lush oasis of topiaries and commemorative plaques located in Kiwanis Community Park. More than plaques line the walkway leading into the Sister City Garden, marking the footsteps of our student delegates who eagerly and courageously dared to participate in cross-cultural exchange and build friendships with their peers in our sister cities.
By Jane Neuheisel. The organization has been bringing the world to Tempe for more than four decades with no end in sight. As of now there are 74 teens in Tempe, representing 12 countries, participating in the annual student exchange. Tempe Sister Cities was recognized last month by Sister Cities International as having the best overall Sister City program in the country for cities of , to , population. It is the eighth time Tempe has won the award.