‘Mama Carol’ to host fundraiser


Interested in enjoying a fun evening that has meaning and purpose this holiday season? How about paying for a good meal and a dance that benefits orphaned street children?
The Minnesota-based nonprofit, Action for Children-Zambia, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a Dinner and Dance Gala starting with a 6 p.m. social hour on Friday, Dec. 6, at Reichel’s Event Center in Annandale. Proceeds from the event pay for housing and educating children rescued from the streets of Lusaka, Zambia, by Carol McBrady, who grew up in Maple Lake.
McBrady (Mama Carol to the kids), who lives fulltime in Zambia, is in Minnesota for a visit and is the honored guest. She will tell stories about some of the 200 children who now lead productive, happy lives and how her homes in the city of Lusaka and on a farm are filled to capacity with 112 kids. Her theme is “Making Room For One More” as she hopes to grow AFCZ to help more children leave the dangers and horrors of street life.
All are invited to attend, enjoy a fun evening and learn how they can help make a difference with a grassroots organization where all money is used for the children instead of staff and overhead.
The event will include dinner at 7 p.m., followed by a live auction, program and music and dancing by The Jupes.
For more information or to make reservations, contact Betty Thomes at (320) 963-3940 or Sarah Thomes at (763) 670-3940 or check out www.afczambia.org.