July 1, 2022

Haiti Week on Main Street

Main Hall at Hospital Albert Schweitzer (Photo by Melissa Harris)

Sister Cities Essex Haiti is holding its first fundraiser, Have a Heart for Haiti, on Friday, Oct. 22, on the grounds of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.   All ticket proceeds will benefit Hôpital Albert Schweitzer. There will be opportunities “under the tent” to support Sister Cities Essex Haiti and the proposed Deschapelles library thropugh the Sister Cities Essex Haiti Library Project.

 In support of the benefit, several  stores along Essex’s Main Street will be participating in “Haiti Week on Main Street.”
Essex Books – Sue McCann will be featuring books on Haiti in her book store .  

The Essex Library will have a display of Haitian books as well examples of some of the kinds of books that will eventually be available in the childrens lending section of the Deschapelles Library.
The Ivoryton Library is organizing a Haitian Merengue Dancing Class to be held at the Centerbrook Meeting House from 6-8 Monday, Oct.18.  (Sign up required. Call 767-1252).
Village Provisions  will be making Haitian coffee daily.  They will contribute the profits to the Sister Cities Organization.  They have invitations available.
Essex Savings Bank will have a display about Hôpital Albert Schweitzer and Sister Cities Essex Haiti.
That’s the Spirit will have a privately owned Haitiain painting depicting Sugar cane growing, being harvested, and the making of sugar and rum in their front window along with displays of Rum Barbancourt and other tropical amenities.
Page Taft Realty will hang Haitian paintings on their walls which will be for sale.
Prestige Yachts will also continue to hang the metal art work that has been there since early February. 

 For more information about the fundraiser visit the Sister Cities for Haiti website.