The Rwandan Genocide was a genocidal mass slaughter of 20% of the country's total population that took place in 1994 in the East African state of Rwanda.
Rwandan Fête, an annual fund raising event hosted by Partners in Conservation (PIC) and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
The event is a magical evening where guests enjoy a live auction, and an open air African Market
All monies raised by PIC directly fund projects in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Genicide Orphan's and Victims that benefit both wildlife and people.
Proceeds from the Fête will benefit the Fossey Fund, as well as other wildlife conservation & community development projects in Rwanda and the DRC.
Sandra Dean Wilon of Sandy Hook, Local Elliott County Kentucky Artist donated 2 Paintings to this event where Jack Hanna of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and
auctioned her Colo 16' X 20' Oil Painting at $2,300.00 and the Open Air Market Elephant on old barn slate sold for $800.00.
A total of $3,100.00 generated by Sandra's paintings.
And grand total of this event generated $400,000.00 to fund conservation and humanitarian projects in Central Africa.
Sandra stated 'Amazing what can be accomplished by a combined effort'.
In an effort to help locally at Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center,
Sandra has her Artwork Displayed for sale, with the Center receiving 20% of all sales to help generate tourism in Elliott County Kentucky.