BATAVIA—Terry Anderson, a news correspondent held captive in Lebanon for nearly seven years, is returning to his hometown next month to highlight an International Peace Garden Kickoff dinner.
He will be speaking at a dinner Feb. 18 at the Terry Hills Restaurant in support of a peace garden with international displays planned for this summer next to the Holland Land Office Museum on West Main Street.
Anderson, a 1965 graduate of Batavia High School, was the Associated Press chief Mideast correspondent when he was kidnapped in 1985 and held for more than six years. He returned to a hero’s welcome in Batavia in 1992 following his release in December 1991.
Anderson, 63, now teaches journalism at the University of Kentucky.