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Botswana Benefit Set for Tuesday

November 9, 2011

The Cross Cultural Communication class at the University of Wyoming will host a benefit for Botswana Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the UW Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn.

WASA, the Wyoming African Student Association, The Betty's and The Happy Jacks will all perform at the benefit for Botswana. Ticket prices are $30 for non-students, $20 for beer and wine tasting for students and $15 for students not drinking.

Tuesday's benefit will aid funding for a water spigot and a community garden for an orphanage and village in Pandamentenga, Botswana. 

"They require access to water to maintain their garden," says Cross Cultural Communication student Kristi Brooks. "Imagine having a water source just out of reach and no means to get to it. There is already a well (bore hole) available that can provide safe, uncontaminated water."

"Empowering this small village with their own source of water is very possible," says another student, Barb Sandick.

"They simply need the tools to access the water that is already in an underground reserve," she says. "By helping Pandamentenga obtain a water spigot, you are directly affecting the health and well-being of a village whose resources are desperately limited."

Prices will include treats such as gorgonzola-stuffed artichoke canapés, vegetable crudités with dip, imported and domestic cheese served with gourmet crackers, seasonal and tropical fruit with vanilla yogurt dip and spinach-stuffed mushroom caps.

For more information email Sandick at

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