THE JOINT venture of the three twinning associations
of Ostringen, Beaupreau and Sarno celebrating the
40th, 20th and tenth anniversaries eventually
happened on the weekend.
visitors travelling by air, sea and over land and over
200 French visitors.
During the course of the weekend for the
monument was presented to Abergavenny which
erected all the way from Germany by the sculptor.
The main day of the weekend incorporated the
town carnival on Saturday included impromptu
performances by German and French dancers.
On Friday evening there was a very successful
concert held in St Mary's Church with participation
from our twin towns and from our own town
Eisteddfod winners who represented Abergavenny
The official ceremony and dinner was held at the
leisure centre while the younger members enjoyed
themselves at the Abergavenny Thursdays club with a
BBQ and disco all culminating with an excellent
Sunday evening was the final event of the
weekend, a ceilidh was held in the Market Hall
attended by several hundred people.
Both Katherine Jordan and Andre Arkell would
like to thank all those who took part to ensure that
this joint celebration of the twinning was successful
and all the people of Abergavenny who contributed to
the festival of twinning.
At the dinner it was also announced that the
reciprocal celebration at Ostringen will take place in
2010 while Beaupreau will take place in May 2009.
Andre Arkell of the Abergavenny Twinning
Festival Committee said, "We recognise the maximum
by way of a grant from European Union for this event
and that other funds has paid for the event."