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Joining young hands in friendship

14 July 2005

Joining young hands from around the world in friendship

Hundreds of pieces of fabric with painted handprints on them from around Christchurch and the world will be joined together in friendship around Cathedral Square at TV2 KidsFest's Kids Aren't Square event on Friday, 22 July.

'Joining Hands Around the World', an International Christchurch Youth (ICY) project with Christchurch's six Sister Cities, supported by Christchurch City Council International Relations, will include handprints from Christchurch schools and their sister schools and classes from around the world.

Lynley Dodd, who has made many children happy over the years after she created Hairy Maclary, will also have her handprint amongst the prints.

Kids are invited to the event to see if they can find Lynley's handprint as well as their own amongst the hundreds stretched around the Square.

For any children who have not yet had the opportunity to contribute a painted handprint, it is not too late. Painted handprints can be created between 10am-2pm at Kids Market Day, Tuesday, 19 July in Cathedral Square.

Further info: CCC International Relations Coordinator Sue McFarlane 941 8959

Also, see www.kidsfest.co.nz for all events at this year's TV2 KidsFest.

Photo opportunity: Lynley Dodd, creator of Hairy Maclary, will be painting her handprint onto fabric at the Central Library at 3.15pm on Sunday, 17 July.

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