On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, Fairfield County will host guests from the international community in New York. Each year, the United Nations Association of Southwestern Connecticut, also known as the International Visitors Committee of CT, invites local families to open their homes during the Thanksgiving holiday to United Nations staff and diplomats, State Department sponsored visitors, Fulbright Scholars and other international students.
In 2002, a couple in Westport agreed to host a South Korean couple from the United Nations community for a Sunday dinner. The meal was a success, and the visitors came back several times and enjoyed a golf outing with their American hosts. Later, the Westporters were delighted to see that their friend, South Korean Ambassador Ban Ki-Moon, had been named the Secretary General of the United Nations.