Getting Involved & Showing Support
The Rwanda Community Partnership has been well supported by the Fulton and Callaway County community. Here are highlights of recent events held to show support.
Garage Sale - (August/September 2008) The Fulton Presbyterian Churches in Fulton conducted two garage sales that raised a combined total of $1500 for the Kibungo health clinic project!
Kickoff - (October 1, 2008) Over 60 people gathered at City Hall to celebrate the formal launch to the partnership project. Dr. Bob Hansen, Nancy McCue, Fulton Major and Callaway County Commissions all gave brief addresses to the audiences expressing their excitement in the project.
Rockin' for Rwanda - (October 18, 2008) Kent Glover organized a Rockin’ for Rwanda Concert in Veteran’s Park. Citizens of Fulton and Callaway County enjoyed BBQ and Bluegrass music while helping to support the Rwanda cause. Thanks to generous donations, the event was able to raise approx. $1500!
Penny War - (September 2008) Students and Staff of the Missouri School for the Deaf participated in a school-wide penny war during the month of September. Amazingly, the amount raised from this fun project totaled about $750!
Celebration of a Global Community - (November 19, 2008) As part of Westminster College’s 3rd Annual Symposium on Democracy - Citizenship in the Age of Globalization, the Rwanda Community Partnership hosted a special event in which community members gathered for a social time to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Rwanda.
Community Choir Concert - (November 20, 2008), The Church of Saint Mary on the Westminster Campus hosted a choir concert featuring various musical groups from throughout Callaway County. The musical performers included Kingdom Christian Academy, Sheppard’s Filed Choir, Westminster Choir, North Callaway Choir, Fulton Choir, and MSD Signing Eagles. This project also benefited Fulton’s own Serve, Inc. as $1 from each ticket sale was donated to the organization. Also, dozens of canned food items were collected at the door and also donated to Serve.
Chili Cook Off - (December 4, 2008) Dr. David Humphrey’s International Community Partnerships class from Westminster hosted a chili dinner, chili cook off competition, and bake sale. The event was open to the community and raised over $200 for the Kibungo health clinic. Special thanks to members of the Methodist Church congregation who donated pies and cookies for the bake sale.