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A nice visit from European students

July 23, 2009
Johanna Gillinger, left, and Melissa Neubacher at a park concert in Lewes.

Johanna Gillinger, left, and Melissa Neubacher at a park concert in Lewes.

Melissa Neubacher and Johanna Gillinger spent a couple of days with Becky and me recently. The two girls are part of a group of 48 exchange students who stopped in Lewes while traveling across the U.S. this summer under the auspices of Rotary International. Melissa is from Ennepetal (Valley of the Enne River) about a half hour by train from Kolm. Johanna lives in Langenlois, Austria, about a hour west of Vienna.

“We have more vineyards than anywhere else in Austria,” Johanna told us with pride.

Melissa spent the last year in Kingman, Arizona while Johanna stayed with a family in Prescott Valley. Johanna said one of the things that impressed her most about the U.S. was free refills at restaurants. Melissa said she was disturbed by the amount of racism she has encountered during her stay in our country. The group has been traveling the country by Amtrak.