by Dennis Dalman
There is a “book famine” in Africa, and Rosemond Owens of Sartell, along with others, is doing something about it.
Owen, who owns Kalahari Foods with her husband, Isaac, is a member of “Books for Africa,” an organization that raises funds to ship much-needed books to countries in Africa. The organization’s annual local fundraiser will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, May 17 at the First Presbyterian Church at 373 4th Ave. S. in St. Cloud. The social event includes a Ghanian feast prepared by Isaac Owen and many special guests and speakers.
Books for Africa was founded 25 years ago. Books are shipped to Africa periodically from a warehouse in St. Paul, the largest shipments of books from anywhere in the world. Nearly 30 million books have been shipped to Africa since Books for Africa was founded.
“We will leave no stone unturned until every child in Africa has access to the books they need to help them get the education they need to become what they were meant to become in life,” said Rosemond Owens, who hails from Ghana in Africa. “Would you please join us with like-minded individuals in the greater St. Cloud area and beyond who are dedicated to global literacy issues to enjoy a gourmet feast and donate to a worthy cause?”
For ticket information and to reserve a place, email Eunice@aadjei2yahoo.co.uk.