Monday, May 14, 2007

Sister Cities Project

In May 2006, Saratoga Springs Mayor Valerie Keehn and the Saratoga Springs City Council proclaimed Waveland, Mississippi and Saratoga Springs to be Sister Cities in an effort to raise awareness of the continuing plight of the people of Waveland, who only ask to "help us help ourselves". Waveland was heavily devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In October 2006, Valerie Keehn, her husband, and her youngest son Dan visited Waveland and helped with reconstruction efforts. On February 18, 2007, Saratoga Springs held its First Annual MARDI GRAS Festival to benefit The Giving Circle, Inc's home building efforts in Waveland and the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council. This was a wonderful event! Check out pictures of Mayor Keehn's trip to help Waveland at the Giving Circle website.