Magician, Westborough Group Fundraise For Rwanda Trip

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Magician and comedian Tommy James will perform at Westborough's First United Methodist Church at a fundraiser for the church group's second annual humanitarian trip to Rwanda. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Magician Tommy James is ready to say "Africa-Dabra" in Westborough to assist First United Methodist Church's second annual humanitarian trip to Rwanda. 

James, a comedian and magician, can be seen for $10 per person on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 120 West Main St. in Westborough

All proceeds will go toward the Rwanda trip, which will allow 13 congregants from the church to deliver medical supplies to the Kibogora Methodist hospital as well as school supplies for distribution to orphanages and schools.

The group, which ranges in age from 6 to 60 years old, is planning to depart on Feb. 15. 

"The Rwandans have suffered incomprehensible tragedy in their country with the three-month genocide in 1994," said group member Laura Eiman in a news release. "The emphasis of this trip is to learn how the Rwandans' faith has transformed them into such forgiving, joyful people." 

Eiman said the group intends to share its experiences with the town of Westborough upon its return and begin a "grassroots initiative" to assist the Rwandan villagers. 

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