Monday, May 9, 2011

Taste of Ghana that almost did not happen!

Taste of Ghana is a beautiful celebration that brings friends, families, co-workers and all together for free. It's an event that I give several times a year, as a Ghanaian born American Citizen. I love my new country but I cannot forget home, Africa, the land of my birth and kindness.

So a Taste of Ghana is preparing Ghanaian meal samples, a Fashion Show and Marketplace; where we tell stories about Africa, our similarities in cultures, foods, etc. I thought I had it all planned out for May 7th, 2011 from 1pm-2pm, on 3720 North Tryon Street, Ste 101, Charlotte, NC 28206, Ph 704-332-7442. Less than a week before this event, the Drummers and Dancers canceled and the cook went out of the country.

Luckily, I had my own drums at the store and called few friends to drum for me, Heather came by and danced so beautifully and spontaneously! I served some refreshments for the crowd and customers. God is Always Amazing! It turned out to be more beautiful than I had imagine. No drama whatsoever! I am still in awe about the friends and customers who were there and the love. There was also 50% discount on ladies Clothing for Mother's Day! I lost my own Mother recently; so I wanted to honor other Mothers, Step Mothers, Pet Lovers, Single Fathers, Grand Mothers and all. Just to let people know they are appreciated and you can be kind no matter what your situation is. It's something that my parents, Grand Parents and others instilled in me when I was growing up in Ghana. It was indeed a beautiful Taste of Ghana because everyone benefited from the act of kindness. In the end, the only thing that matters is kindness; and that's what we all want regardless of culture, color, background, education and our circumstances. Thank you!
Judith F. Osei Tutu

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