Argenta dinner to benefit children’s library in Mexico

The Friends of the Argenta Library are inviting you to dinner on Saturday, August 13.

The Friends of the Argenta Library are inviting you to dinner on Saturday, August 13.

Attendees will be providing ongoing funding for a children’s library in San Agustin Atenango, a small isolated village in northwest Oaxaca State, Mexico.

We are offering a unique meal and entertainment for all who join us at the community hall in beautiful downtown Argenta.

Dinner will be a third world format. This is where the same percentage of attendees eat a basic meal of beans and rice as there are impoverished people in the area under consideration, in this case Oaxaca State.

Everyone attending puts their name in a jar and a few names are drawn to eat a traditional Mexican middle class meal.

Everyone gets fed, and the proceeds will go to an excellent cause.

There will be an auction (silent, loud, and in between) of intriguing items, musical entertainment, and the spoken word (with a Latin flavour). Oaxacan crafts will be drawn for as door prizes. A book sale will also be offered. Dinner is $15 a person.

If your mind is blank on what to cook for dinner that night — or, if you plan on coming to the Lardeau Valley for the Columbia Basin Culture Tour —  what better plan than to stay for the dinner and event (beginning at 5:30) and know that you will also be supporting libraries in Mexico far into the future. For project information: librosparapueblos.com.

For info on the dinner or to donate an item for the silent auction call 250-366-4409 or 250-366-0022 or see the Events and projects page at lardeauvalley.com.