King Peggy also known as Peggielene Bartels, in conjunction with the Otuam Community Development Corporation (OCDC) and the Montgomery College of Arts Institute in Montgomery Maryland in the USA will hold a VIP reception to raise funds for educational and community development causes in Ghana.
The event which has been dubbed An Enchanted Evening With Lady King Peggy will be on Saturday June 14, 2014 at the Cultural Arts Center of the Montgomery College in Silver Spring Maryland from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Eastern Standard Time.
Peggielene Bartels is one of the first females in Ghana and Africa to ascend to Kingship with the stool name Nana Amuah-Afenyi. She is the Chief (Nana) of the town of Tantum (or Otuam) in the Mfantsiman Municipal District of Ghana. She was made King in 2008.
Okyerema Asante, master percussionist and drummer from Ghana also known for playing with Paul Simon on his Graceland album, and Nana Frimpong also an African drummer, dancer and story teller are scheduled to perform at the weekend event.
All proceeds raised would be channelled into the building of a lavatory for female members of the community of Otuam in Ghana. All donations will be tax deductible according to King Peggy who encourages all to “attend to learn about the rich culture of Ghana while they contribute to a worthy cause”.
Becoming King has placed Peggielene Bartels in a place to help improve the standard of living of her subjects in Ghana and the Montgomery College event is one of the many avenues the Lady King is using to stimulate development and infrastructure improvements in Otuam Ghana and surrounding communities.
Activities lined up for the event will include the signing of the Lady King’s biography titled King Peggy which will also be available for sale. The book chronicles the inspiring story of how a secretary at the Ghana Embassy in Washington DC rose to become King in her Ghanaian village.
This book was voted 2013 One Maryland One Book of the year.
In April of 2010 the OCDC became incorporated as a non profit organization in Washington, DC. The nonprofit is presently conducting assessment in Otuam Ghana to prioritize its multiple needs, develop an implementation and funding process to meet them while discovering potential for international financial support and cultural exchanges.
As the Lady King herself says: “we are having a VIP reception; tickets are $75 for appetizers, wine and beer. Tickets are free to the book event at 6:30pm with African drumming. I will be happy to meet you and sign your book(s)”. For more information about the event, contact the following individuals in the USA by phone — Kwame: 571 338-3789, Linda: 443 333-8771 or Earl: 202 841-7104.