Oskar Blues Brewing, Classic Wineseller Host Kenya Fundraiser May 4th

The Classic Wineseller
20 Church Street, Waynesville, NC
Kay S. Miller
May 04, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Source: www.water4.org Andy Miller (right) saw firsthand the need for clean, fresh water when he visited Kenya in 2012 as a senior at WCU. With help from WCU faculty member and native Kenyan, Chris Pedo, the two hope to raise enough funds May 4th to build a water well in Kenya this summer.

Waynesville, NC -  Oskar Blues Brewery and the Classic Wineseller will host a fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 6:00pm at 20 Church Street, Waynesville. A $20 per person donation is requested. Proceeds will be used to build a well providing clean water to 300 people in Kenya.

A selection of appetizers, including gourmet nachos and cheeses will be served. Oskar Blues beer will be available for purchase by individual servings or as sample tastings of three beers for $3. Musical entertainment is provided by The Ross Brothers and Terry Woody.

The fundraiser is a continuation of work begun in early 2012 by Andy Miller, then a senior at Western Carolina University. Miller partnered with WCU faculty member Chris Pedo, a native of Kenya, to identify a non-profit to work with to build a well. The non-profit, Water 4 Foundation, helps communities build wells and educates community members on maintenance and upkeep.

Miller, now the legislative assistant for NC Representative Joe Sam Queen, is making a final fundraising push to achieve the goal of building the well. Representative Queen is backing Miller’s efforts. In Queen’s recent constituent newsletter, he encouraged readers by saying, “I hope you all can join me and support Andy’s efforts at this event for this great cause.”

Miller visited Kenya last summer and saw the urgent need for clean water. He hopes to raise $2,000 to have the water well built. With a successful fundraiser on May 4th, he will return this summer to oversee the building of the well. For more information visit www.classicwineseller.com or call 828-452-6000.