Event at Würzburg will inform new arrivals about living in the Franconia region
Stars and Stripes August 25, 2006
WüRZBURG, Germany — Living and working in the Franconia region of Germany is getting to be a more complicated and tumultuous affair. Bases are closing, units are moving, and services are in flux.
But for those just arriving to the Franconia community, and those longtime locals who just want to know what’s changed, there will be a one-stop place to go for base resources and information Saturday.
U.S. Army Garrison Franconia will host a Community Information Showcase, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Cantigny Club on Leighton Barracks in Würzburg.
Newcomers can learn what’s available. But with the Franconia garrison set to formally cease later this year, Saturday’s event will also let people know which services will remain in Würzburg and which will be available only in Schweinfurt. The Schweinfurt garrison is set to take over operations of the remaining bases in the Franconia footprint.
In the past, such an event would serve as a formal reminder of what’s out there, said Capt. Alicia Partin, who is overseeing the event. But this year, with all the transformation, the event becomes that much more useful.
Everything from financial services to chapel information and veterinarian offerings will be showcased at the event, she said.
Partin said that the event is even useful for someone like her, who recently moved from Kitzingen, a nearby community whose bases are slated to be handed back to the Germans this year.
“It’s good to go and see what they have here,” she said. “Everybody’s going to need to know.”
For more information, call 351-4125 or 0931-296-4125.