On Thursday evening, September 21, The Hudson Fine Art Gallery and Open Door Coffee Co. will host a fundraiser, "Busting at the Seams", to benefit children very far from Hudson, Ohio. The event is in conjunction with The Lesotho Connection (TLC) which partners with the St. Camillus Centre, an orphanage in the African country of Lesotho. In recent weeks, a record number of children have come through the door stretching resources to the max and creating an urgent need for help.
The event will be hosted by Charles and Deborah Pinnell, owners of Open Door Coffee Co., and Kathy Johnson of Hudson Fine Art & Framing Co. "We have strong ties with Southern Africa as I was born and raised there. We are very familiar with Lesotho and the plight of children in its rural, poverty stricken areas. It is an honor to open our doors to this wonderful fundraising event in Hudson. We applaud the amazing volunteer doctors and workers who head up the Lesotho Project,” said Charles Pinnell of Open Door Coffee Co.
Organized by Chagrin Falls resident and Lesotho volunteer Linda Henry, the fundraiser will feature a wine and beer tasting with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a live African drumming demonstration and a chance to meet orphanage doctors and volunteers. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at www.thelesothoconnection.org/events and at the door. It will run from 5:30 to 9:00 at Hudson Fine Art Gallery which is interconnected with Open Door Coffee Co.at 164 North Main, Hudson.
To learn more about this event and The Lesotho Connection, visit www.thelesothoconnection.org.