Mayor Golan of Tel Mond, Israel Accepting Our Gift

Mayor Golan of Tel Mond, Israel accepting a gift from Sarasota Sister Cities.

The gift was provided by Tube Dude, the company that makes metal stick figures with a smiley face. They are manufactured from marine grade aluminum and painted in bright colors. They are located on St. Armand's Circle.
These figures first appeared holding mailboxes at Sarasota residences and soon spread.  Now they appear throughout Sarasota’s business district advertising everything from beauty shops to real estate offices.  They are a great treat of the tourists.  

Scott Gerber the creator of these wonderful figures, donated a bright yellow smiley face to Sister Cities to present to the Mayor, of Tel Mond, Israel our sister on our recent visit. 
Thank you Scott.  

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More photos of the trip at:

Fred Bloom's Photos

Mud at the Dead Sea

At the spa at the Dead Sea

Planting trees in Israel in memory of loved ones.  The group surprised Craig Hullinger with a tree for his mother who died just before the trip.  Thank you, everyone.

A brief about a Kibbutz at the border with Lebanon.