HARVEST FESTIVAL FOR SCHOOLS OF AFRICA
On October 8, the Boston Chapter of WFWP had its Second Annual International Festival to raise funds for the Schools of Africa. It was a beautiful day, made more beautiful by our lovely high school and college age ladies dressed in their native dress. They escorted people into the church center that allowed us to use their facilities for the benefit.
The building is the former mansion owned by Jordan Marsh, the founder of the first department store in Boston. Some people just came in to see the exquisite woodwork of the building; others came to experience the international flavors. WFWP members from Japan, the Philippines, and Russia gave them a taste of their cultural foods. There were tables set up for Origami, Calligraphy and the Japanese tea ceremony. There were several vendors selling clothing, gifts and health products.
It was a wonderful opportunity for members and guests to share something unique, to learn about the vision and goals of WFWP and the work of WFWP in Massachusetts and around the world. Most importantly, it was a chance to support WFWP's important work to educate children in Africa.