By Donna Shurr

Senior, Heidi Fredrickson has enjoyed a Family to Family Exchange Program this summer sponsored by the Oberlin Rotary Club.


Heidi stayed with Enora Piard at her house in Valognes, France, which is a town in Normandy. Heidi is pictured at La Louvre. She and Enora flew to Paris and spent a day touring La Louvre before going to Valognes. They have seen the Eiffel Tower and a World War II museum.

While Enora was with Heidi’s family earlier in the summer, they traveled to Disney World and took a cruise to the Bahamas. They also spent time in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Enora loved Amish Country, Cedar Point and Oberlin. She was very excited to have seen so many different states during a short stay.

It has been Heidi's dream for many years to travel to France. Rotary made her dream a reality. She has improved her language skills and walked on the same ground in peace as her grandfather walked during war.