WENATCHEE — The sister city delegation from Misawa, Japan, has been a part of Apple Blossom festivities for most of the past 20 years.
But you won’t see their smiling faces at this year’s festival.
For financial reasons, the city will only send a delegation for East Wenatchee’s Wings & Wheels Festival in October this year. Normally they come for both festivals.
“They’ve had serious budget issues with the economy of their city,” said East Wenatchee Mayor Steve Lacy.