Japanese Tsunami and Disaster Witness to Speak at Meeting

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The guest speaker for the February 6th meeting of the Hastings Historical Society will be Peter Franken, of Hastings. Peter was an exchange student in Japan when the disaster hit.

He attended Hastings Public school and Campbellford District High School. He is now working on his degree in Trent UniversityHis grand parents Marg and Rick Santon, are active residents of our Hastings community too. grand parents Marg and Rick Santon, are active residents of our Hastings community too.

Peter met his girl friend, Asuka Ono in High School in Japan. They were in school when the disaster hit and were able to get home on their bicycles. She had earlier been an exchange student to New Zealand. Asuka now lives in Peterborough and attending Sir Sanford Fleming Collage for two years studying Travel Tourism.