A fundraiser for an initiative to build a well in Kenya that started at Western Carolina University will be co-hosted by Oskar Blues Brewery and held at the Classic Wineseller in Waynesville on Saturday, May 4.
Christopher Pedo, international student adviser at WCU, began working with Andy Miller when Miller was a student at WCU to organize an effort to raise money to build a well in the village of Gerliech, where residents sometimes have to travel as far as 20 miles to retrieve water.
The fundraising event will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music as well as appetizers and be able to purchase or sample Oskar Blues beer for $3. Participants are asked to donate $20 to the cause. Miller said $2,000 is needed to move forward with constructing the well this summer.