One of the first events I went to when we moved to Pelican Rapids eight years ago was the Friendship Festival.

I was so amazed to see the bridge lined with flags of many nations and to watch the citizenship ceremony that took place that day.

It is so wonderful to have the festival back again. As I looked around, I saw the beautiful richness of our diversity in the different people, the words spoken, the music and food shared, children playing games together and the unity of different cultures coming together.

Thank you to all who worked so hard to put together the Friendship Festival, it’s really symbolic of the many friendships we have in our community.

Bonnie Del Greco