Cultural Dinner Benefits a Good Cause

9 years 8 months 1 week ago March 28, 2007 Mar 28, 2007 Wednesday, March 28 2007 Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:29:25 PM CDT in News

The dinner was the final event of a week celebrating Africa. A $6 ticket gave attendees all the African fried rice, plantain, and home made pastries they could eat.

The proceeds from the night's feast benefited a charity supplying wheelchairs to hospitals in Nigeria.

The event attracted people of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds.

"People love food, they like to eat and since this is something different, they wanna try it out. And I think the fact that there is a charity as well probably motivated some people as well of course. So, I think that's probably the two main reasons why people came out tonight," said co-director of Africa Week, Evelyn Okunbor.

The sold-out event raised more than $600 and will help pay for shipping the wheelchairs to Africa.

Mail donations to Wheelchairs for Africa at AO22 Brady Commons Columbia, MO 65211.

For more information contact Dale Okorodudu at (573) 771-4929 or doodzb@mizzou.edu.

Reported by: Lacey Hanson

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