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TRICK OR TREAT

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Trick or treat hours for the City of Goshen will be Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Trick or treat Main Street, an event organized by the Chamber of Commerce, will be Thursday, Oct. 31, from noon to 5 p.m., in downtown Goshen. more

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE: KERCHER ROAD

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the Railroad crossing on Kercher Road between CR 31 & CR 33, due to a broken rail. They will close it around 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 and expect it to be reopened later that evening, unless delayed by the weather. more

OCTOBER COMMUNITY CONVERSATION FOCUSES ON LEADERSHIP

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The second community conversation hosted by the Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools will take place Thursday, October 24 at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park, 411 W. Plymouth Ave. The conversation is titled How Goshen Grows: Balancing Power and Raising up Leaders. This... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Aviation meeting

Monday, October 21, 2019, 2:00pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, October 21, 2019, 2:00pm

Park Board meeting

Monday, October 21, 2019, 5:30pm

Sister City Program

Sister Cities:
Goshen, Indiana and

Bexbach, Germany 
(site is in German)

The Sister City relationship enriches the Goshen community with cultural and educational exchanges. Over 1,000 visitors from Bexbach have been in Goshen over the past 29 years. A total of 100 families in Goshen have hosted guests from Bexbach. Mayors from both cities have exchanged visits.

Follow the Sister City Committee on Facebook. 

History of the Program

Sister Cities International (SCI) was founded in 1956. It is a non-profit citizen diplomacy network creating and strengthening partnerships between U.S. and international communities.

SCI's goals are to increase global cooperation at the community level, promote cultural understanding, and stimulate economic development.

SCI currently spans more than 3,500 communities in 137 countries.

Indiana Sister Cities, Inc. is a state chapter of the national organization. It assists in the development and coordination of Sister Cities activities in Indiana. Indiana participates in 5 Sister State Relationships.

There are over 30 Indiana cities that have 40 Sister City partnerships.

Goshen is a member of Sister Cities International and Indiana Sister Cities, Inc. The Goshen/Bexbach Sister City Partnership was founded in June of 1979.

About Goshen's Sister City: Bexbach, Germany

Partly rural and tranquil, partly urbane and lively, Bexbach is situated in the eastern part of the Saarland. Its capital is Saarbruecken. Geographically, the Saarland lies in the so-called "three country corner." It gets this name as the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet there.

Bexbach has a Mining Museum, the only one in Southwest Germany. The Flower Garden is a riot of colors, especially in May when, "a hundred thousand tulips bloom." The Hindenburg Tower in the Flower Garden gives you an exhilarating view. There is also swimming, tennis, horse-back riding, golf, and lots of organized hiking in the area.

The Rhine River, Mosel River, the Black Forest, Trier (the oldest city in Germany), and Strasbourg, France are easy day-trips from Bexbach.

How You Can Participate

  • Be a host family for a German exchange student.
  • Be an exchange student and stay with a host family in Bexbach.
  • Be an exchange other than educational, perhaps in the cultural or economic area.
  • Serve as a member of the Goshen Sister City Committee.