‘St. Peter Sister City Initiative’ Category

A Minnesota Welcome

The delegation from Petatlán, Mexico arrived at the Minneapolis airport late last night! After being received by representatives from St. Peter, they were brought down to St. Peter where they familiarized themselves with their accommodations. After getting well-rested, the Petatlán delegation attended the daily Gustavus chapel service where they were warmly welcomed by Chaplain Brian […]

Save The Dates!

Meet, greet, and welcome our guests from Petatlán, Mexico, who will be in St. Peter exploring a sister city relationship. Hear their presentation of their community. Hear their impressions of St. Peter. Hear impressions of Petatlán from St. Peter community members who visited there last week. Join us on Thursday Oct. 22, in the Interpretive […]

Final days in Petatlán

It has been great to see all of the encouraging comments from the community, and we are glad that people are enjoying our updates… Unfortunately we were not able to keep up with the blog as well as we would have liked to during the last few days in Petatlán. For this reason we are […]

Tours. Tours. Tours.

Greetings!! We have to apologize for not keeping up on our blog posts for the last day or two. Our days have been so full that we have not had time to update the blog. But now that we are caught up on our tours, expeditions, and encounters in Petatlán we have some photos of […]

Never a Dull Moment

Hola bloggers! It has been another scorcher here in Petatlán but that did not stop our hosts from running us around town and throughout the Petatlán Municipality. Here is what Mayor Tim Strand had to say about some of our experiences today: “Today we had breakfast, then went to their church for the morning service. […]

A Welcome to Remember

The day started at 3:30am when the St. Peter delegation that is traveling to Petatlán left St. Peter and headed to the St. Paul International Airport. Having safely arrived at the airport thanks to the Gustavus Community Service Center’s very own Vince Miller, we embarked on our next challenge: surviving the 10 hour plane/airport day […]

St. Peter Herald News Article

Locals visiting sister city in Mexico By: Kurt Hildebrandt Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 4:32 pm ST. PETER — St. Peter and Petatlán, Mexico, may be half a world apart, but efforts are in place to help bridge that gap through the Sister City International program. St. Peter and Petatlán officially became Sister Cities in […]

A Friendship in Words

The 2009 Sister City Committee is proud to announce its new tag line: Building local connections through global relationships. This tag line was created in order to effectively communicate the goals and aspirations of the evolving Sister City relationship. After much brainstorming, discussion and deliberation these 6 words have been chosen to succinctly  recognize the […]

First Glimpse of Petatlán

The following photos were sent to the St. Peter Sister City Committee from a member of the Petatlán Sister City Committee in August 2009. Petatlán from the church tower. Coastal fishing. Turtle conservation project. More photos to come!

2009 Sister City Committee Formation

The 2009 Sister City Committee is well underway with new projects and coordinating reciprocal visits between Petatlán and St. Peter. This year’s committee members include: Tim Strand, Mario Lanas, Karla Marz, Violeta Hernandez, Carolyn O`Grady, Sheila Anderson, Jeffrey Rathlef, and Chaz Brown. Sister City Committees have been formed in both St. Peter and  Petatlán and […]