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Posted on: July 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Taiwanese Dancers and Gourmet Chef Travel to U.S. for Taste of Westmont

Westmont, Illinois
Date Issued: July 6, 2018

“This has been an amazing relationship between our community and Hsinchu County in Taiwan,” said Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter.  “We’ve had numerous cultural exchanges, a very successful student exchange program, and now we our welcoming our Sister City friends here in Westmont for the first time.  We are very excited to show the Magistrate Chiu and the Hsinchu delegation our community and the Chicagoland area.”

On Monday, July 9 at 10 a.m., Hsinchu County, Taiwan Magistrate Ching Chun Chiu and a delegation of 26 officials will arrive at the Westmont Village Hall, 31 W. Quincy Street to be welcomed and greeted by Mayor Gunter, elected officials, and Westmont village staff.  

The Taiwanese delegation will include an 8-person dance troupe as well as a master gourmet chef.  While in Westmont, the dance troupe will present a “taste-size” 15-minute performance at the Taste of Westmont on Friday, July 13 at 7:45 p.m. on the main stage.  Then on Saturday, July 14, the dance troupe will present a full 90-minute performance at the Westmont High School, 909 Oakwood Drive in Westmont.  Tickets are available at 630-670-5434 or

The master gourmet chef will prepare Taiwanese cuisine which will be offered at the Sister City Food Booth during the Taste of Westmont, July 13-15 in downtown Westmont on Cass Avenue.  “This will be a great opportunity for fest-goers to try a variety of authentic food items as they are prepared in Hsinchu County,” said Angela Yang, Sister City Ambassador.  “We hope everyone comes out and enjoys the wonderful food from this amazing chef.”

For more information regarding the Taste of Westmont, visit or call 630-829-9378.  For information regarding the Sister City Program, contact Committee Chair Larry McIntyre at or 630-417-0280.


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont 
Communications Director/PIO

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