Since 2013, the City of Johnston has enjoyed a sister city relationship with in Peja, Kosovo. Johnston has worked to cultivate this relationship and the past few years the City of Johnston and Johnston Rotary, have sent students from Johnston High School to participate in a Toka International Camp. This camp offers students the opportunity to broaden their cultural knowledge base, interact with students their age from around the world, meet Kosovo youth in their sister city of Peja, while fostering the relationship with leaders in Kosovo. The camp encourages lasting relationships between the youth providing them lasting knowledge on other cultures and ongoing relationships with youth around the world.
To continue building upon this sister city relationship and providing Johnston youth the opportunity to attend the Toka International Camp in 2018, the Johnston Police Department has again, partnered with the Johnston Rotary to help make this opportunity possible. They will be hosting the First Annual Smokin’ Heroes Smoke-off event on Saturday, June 16, during Johnston Green Days. The event is open to the public to enjoy the delicious smoked meats and side dishes and will run from noon to 4:30 p.m. with a free will offering.
Those interested in participating in the smoke-off competition, must fill out a registration form. There is one regulation for the team – there must be one active police, fire or military member.