By: Malik Sanders, Central Reporter
Columbus, Indiana - Ethnic Expo is coming on October 10th, 2014 to downtown Columbus. Ethnic Expo is a celebration of the many diverse people and cultures that live Columbus, Indiana. Many people turn out for the great food, shopping, and entertainment. The expo takes place on Washington Street directly west of the Town Hall.
Every year there is a hosting country for the expo.This year the hosting country will be Mexico. This means that Mexico will take center stage and offer more items and elements of culture from Mexico.
The expo is a tradition that celebrates and teaches about the different cultures that make up the melting pot of Columbus. You should plan to attend this awesome event.
Kids Helping Kids
Isabel Sanchez, Student Reporter
Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014, Columbus, IN- A group of girls, ages 9-13 have been helping kids all around the globe for almost four years. They were recently recognized when they paired up with Bob Goff, founder of Restore International. The girls have been raising money by doing yard sales, Farmers Market, baby-sitting, and more. They always donated 100% of the money they earned to organizations such as IDES and Heifer International, never keeping any of the money.
The girls created a website of their own, 18 months ago, and recently created a Facebook page, COTW Facebook. They decided they wanted to build a school house in Africa, free for kids who couldn't afford to go to school. All of the places they contacted were not able to do that- all but 2. The first one would be able to build a schoolhouse, but the girls wouldn’t be able to contact the children who went there.
That’s when they found Bob Goff. He already had a school built, but he needed to add a few more classrooms. That’s where the girls came in, they need to raise $17,500 by the end of May, 2015. This way, they would be able to write letters to the children who go to this school. They still need to raise a lot more money to meet their goal.
This will definitely not be their last project. The Children of the World Club hopes to even go on a mission trip in a few years. Most of them have known others since they were very young. If you wish to donate to their cause and help them reach their goal, please go to the following website- www.childrenoftheworldclub.org.