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Three members of the Peanut Butter and Milk Festival Committee, from left, Karen Becker, Loree Schultz and Bruce Cottington of Litchfield look over memorabilia from 40 years of the sister city program with Hartford, Ala. The exchange program promotes goodwill, good food, and the dairy and peanut industries. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Litchfield, Minn., delegations set to visit Alabama; one group leaves today, another on Thursday


LITCHFIELD -- In January 1971, Litchfield grocer Bruce Cottington faced stiff competition from a new store in town. He needed a gimmick to stimulate sales, so he decided to promote eating peanut butter and drinking milk.

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