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Edward Boss Prado Foundation Evening in Venice Gala THE JUNE 18 EDWARD BOSS PRADO FOUNDATION’S “Evening in Venice” Gala was held at a gorgeous private Morgan Hill estate. 125 guests were welcomed with a belini during the event’s social hour. They could either taste wines from Emma Lily, Aver Family Vineyards, Leal/ Sycamore Creek and Fernwood or they could partake of one of four specialty cocktails sponsored by Rosy’s at the Beach – Ponzini Drop, Dignity Manhattan, Boss Martini or Cecelia Cosmo. During an absolutely fabulous meal prepared by Fire for Hire, Jayson Stebbins masterfully auctioned off some great trips and treasures. Cecelia and the Foundation deeply appreciate the many generous gala sponsors and attendees who provided resources that will be used to empower people in need. City of Morgan Hill Sister City Mizuho, Japan ON JULY 2, 2016, THE MORGAN HILL SISTER CITIES organization hosted an outdoor reception and program for the mayor and delegation from their sister city Mizuho, Japan. The sister city relationship dates back to 2006 when Dennis Kennedy and others from Morgan Hill visited Mizuho. Mayor Ishizuka wanted the relationship to focus on student exchanges. In 2008-2009 the cities exchanged students. Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in 2011 prompted both Morgan Hill and Mizuho to provide aid to the stricken areas, a seven and half hour drive. Mizuho sent volunteers, raised monies and adopted a kindergarten class. Morgan Hill also raised funds and the South Valley Quilt Association provided baby quilts to those in need. In 2012 the student exchange started up again and continues to this day. Morgan Hill and Mizuho know this program will continue fostering relationships between the people of the two communities, one person at a time. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 35