EDWARDSVILLE – The African Vision of Hope, a non-profit organization, will hold its 16th annual gala at The Leclaire Room, 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 22.
In October 1998, a group of young men called “the Zambian Acapella Boys” were brought to the United States by an American organization. They were there to sing and raise funds for their education. The Zambian Boys came to the church of Bob and Judi Bertels, who had the privilege of hosting some of the singers at their home for the weekend. The men were young and did not know America, our culture, our customs, our laws and our language.