Lebanon Rotary Club’s Flavors of Africa Event Supports Water Project

White River Junction — A benefit to support clean water projects in Ghana is set for Nov. 17, from 4-7 p.m., at the Hotel Coolidge.

“Flavors of Africa,” sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lebanon, will feature African foods, African art, and music, including a demonstration by master percussionist Hafiz Shabazz, of Dartmouth College. Information about Ghana will also be available.

Rotary Clubs around the world are working with Rotarians in Ghana to bring clean water to people in villages there. The water projects are part of an effort to eradicate waterborne diseases such as guinea worm.

In February, Steve Usle and Bill Babineau, members of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, will travel to Ghana with Rotarians from Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

During the two-week trip, they will visit the Kumasi, Sunyani, Bolgatanga and Tamale Rotary clubs to support those who are overseeing the work.

The event in White River Junction will include a 50-50 raffle, door prizes and a cash bar. Tickets are $30, and space is limited.

To reserve a ticket, call Betsey Child at 603-632-9307 by Monday at noon. ­

— Staff report