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Harvesting Hope fundraiser

Coming to St Cloud,

Saturday, Oct. 27

Harvesting Hope is a dinner and silent auction fundraiser for Jessica Hasslen, a Kimball native, and her work in Kenya with Nomadic Chameleon Missions. Hasslen's work, its challenges and joys will be presented at Michael's Restaurant, 510 South Hwy 10 in

St. Cloud, with a silent auction beginning at 5 p.m., and harvest dinner at 6:30. Harvesting Hope will give the audience an opportunity to view photos and videos of Hasslen's experience over the last 10 years working in Kenya with orphan children who need assistance in gaining an education.

Hasslen received her BA from American University in Washington, D.C., her MA from City University in London and a certificate in documentary studies from the Salt Institute in Portland, Maine. She describes herself as a "Nomadic Chameleon"-"Someone who is comfortable everywhere and nowhere, someone who is at home wherever they are, someone whose people are not solely their family, but everyone with whom they are able to form a bond, someone whose life can be packed into a suitcase but whose memories would overflow the Taj Mahal, someone who is never lonely even when alone, someone who is capable of great love, but is propelled by wanderlust, someone who knows the limits but steps outside them, someone who seeks justice and passion and truth on the path less traveled, someone who sees life as a journey without a single destination, someone whose goal in life is to care for all those who God puts on the path."

To learn more about her work, see her website at: www.nomadic

Tickets for the dinner are $50 each in advance or $60 at the door. They may be purchased by sending a check with Harvesting Hope in the memo line, to: First Presbyterian Church, 340 5th Ave South, St Cloud, MN 56301.