St. Peter’s parish will host a rice and beans austerity dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 14 in Waterman Hall. The dinner is held to raise money and awareness for the work of Tanzania Development Support, a local NGO working in Musoma, a neglected corner of Tanzania, East Africa, and one of the poorest districts in one of the poorest countries of the world.
Kurt Thurmaier will give a talk about the work in Tanzania and the current project of building a library that can serve the 800 girls and boys at the Nyegina Secondary School, their teachers, the other primary schools in the area, as well as the village leaders and families.
The meal will be an example of a meal that for many East Africans is a luxury. A donation of the cost of a meal at your favorite restaurant is requested to assist this community with the resources to change their future.
Saint Peter’s is located at 218 Somonauk St. in Sycamore. The church is accessible to the disabled. For more information, call the church office at 815-895-2227 or visit www.sycamorestpeters.org.