Photo shows African Fashion Show organizers: L to R: Agnes Johnson, Lorraine Ward, Lydia Anguko, Almas Hamir, Lee Harris, Mary Hargraves, Joanna Hammond and Chris Bentley.Photo Courtesy
DINNER AND FASHION SHOW CELEBRATES NEWBURYPORT’S 25 YEAR SISTER CITY RELATIONSIHP WITH BURA, KENYA
Newburyport’s Sister City International organization will celebrate its 25th year on October 14 with an African dinner, fashion show, music and dancing. There will also be an African craft bazaar and an auction of two vacation house stays.
The event will celebrate the 25 year long sister city partnership between Newburyport and Bura, Kenya. Information tables with slide shows will describe the group’s many projects including health, sports education for orphans, and an e-learning program
Fashion show models include representatives of several African countries including Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and Cameroon. Models include men, women and children ranging in age from 2 to 75. Among them are several students from Northern Essex Community College.
The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at Nicholson Hall at the Greek Church, 6 Harris Street, Newburyport. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door with a maximum of $80 per family in advance and $100 at the door. Tickets may be obtained by calling Chris Bentley at 617-905-6371.