Another Coffee House - Another Success

Another Coffee House - Another Success

Another year ended on a high note for the Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership with the success of the fourth annual Coffee House for Swaziland on December 15. People of all ages filled the Hampton High School cafeteria and were treated to an evening of extremely enjoyable musical entertainment provided by Ryan Harley and Fiona Kidd; Brad Trecartin; Glenn Hall, Sandy McKay, and Bill Preeper; John Murphy; Sean Buchanan and Alan Gamble; Allan Gallant and friends; Emily Carlson and Andrew Conrad; and Jessica Rhaye.

 

Thank you to all the talented performers, Java Moose for providing the coffee, Culligan for the water, and the Hampton River Runners and other friends for the delicious cookies. A special thanks to Laura Myers and the rest of the HHS representatives of the Partnership who were largely responsible for organizing the event. The proceeds of the coffee house will go toward the Tyler Henderson Swaziland Scholarship of Hope, an annual scholarship awarded to students at Fundukuwela High School who best embody and inspire the spirit of hope that will lead the students and the community out from under the cloud of AIDS. This past year the scholarships were presented to the five top students at FHS. It is only with our help that these young men and women will be pursuing bachelor degrees at the University of Swaziland.

 

The original idea for the annual coffee house came from Tyler Henderson who organized the initial event. Although tragically Tyler is no longer with us, his spirit of social-consciousness and caring exists at the very centre of what the Partnership is accomplishing. It vibrates through the halls of Hampton High School, resonates within our community and carries our message clear across the ocean and into the very southernmost area of Africa. It is a message to those who feel lost and abandoned by their own community. It is a message of hope to those who have lost hope. It is a message that that there is a little town on the other side of the world that cares about them and will care for them.

With fundraising events, the Tyler Henderson Swaziland Scholarship of Hope, and regular contributions from citizens of Hampton, we are making positive changes in our twin community of Piggs Peak. In 2009 we will do more than we have ever done before. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our website at www.hamptonpiggspeak.ca or contact Mark Bettle at 832-0003.

 

 

Another Coffee House - Another Success