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Maasai in Kenya (submitted photo

Friendship bracelets: International Festival souvenirs distributed in Africa

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For the last couple of years, brightly colored rubber bracelets have been distributed as a fundraiser and promotional tool for Worthington’s International Festival.

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Now, those same bracelets are being worn by the residents of Maasai villages in Kenya — symbols of a friendship that transcends the miles and the cultural barriers between Minnesota and Africa.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.  
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