Bunclody welcomes Mayor of Muskogee Oklahoma
A delegation of US tourists arrived in Bunclody to enjoy all the sights, sounds and entertainment that the annual Streams of Bunclody Festival had to offer. The delegation was led by Mayor Bob Coburn of Muskogee, Oklahoma, who was honoured with a civic reception at Bunclody Golf Club.
Mayor Coburn was welcomed by Chairman of the Municipal District Willie Kavanagh who pointed out all that is great about the picturesque border town to his esteemed guest. Mayor Coburn got to hear about how the local community of Bunclody has come together under the umbrella of the Bunclody Town Team to work in partnership with Wexford County Council in order to deliver a range of economic, social and cultural initiatives in the local area. Among the main project which Mayor Coburn learned of were the walking trails and access to recreational activities on the river, activities which it was hoped would peak the interest of his travelling party over the course of their week long stay in the area.
Mayor Coburn discussed the similarities with his home city of Muskogee which has a strong rural economy and is also working hard to promote itself as a tourism destination. He said that he saw this visit as the beginning of a new collaborative partnership between the two towns who could work to promote links and exchange information and ideas. He thanked everyone for the wonderful Wexford hospitality before he and his ground enjoyed the official opening of the festival.