Five government dignitaries from Haiyan, China will come to the area to meet with Batesville officials and tour local facilities on Thursday.
A welcoming ceremony will be held at the Memorial Building at 9:15 a.m. Following the public meeting, the group will tour Batesville’s Ivy Tech Community College campus, Hillenbrand Doll Plant, and possibly Oldenburg and Weberding’s Carving.
The trip could lead to Haiyan becoming a sister city to Batesville. The Chinese city is located in the Zhejiang Province and has a population of 370,000 people.