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Jenn Anderson of Bemidji is pictured in Kenya with people with whom she worked on projects she started while on a mission trip. She will give a presentation on her trip and the projects at the "A Heart for Africa" fundraising event and lunch Saturday at Evangelical Covenant Church. The deadline for reservations is today. Photos Courtesy Trish Barthorpe/Photography by Trish

The public is invited to attend "A Heart for Africa," a community event, lunch and fundraiser 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday March 19, at Evangelical Covenant Church on U.S. Highway 2 West in Bemidji.

The event will feature a slide show featuring photography taken in Kenya by professional photographer Trish Barthorpe, and a narration of the trip and two projects started by Bemidji resident Jenn Anderson, who was recently featured in the March/April edition of Northwoods Woman Magazine.

Of the two projects, one focuses on using art to empower women; the other focuses on connecting American sponsors with orphans in Kenya.

The event is free. However, participants are encouraged to give a donation to cover the cost of the authentic Kenyan lunch that will be served.

Seating is limited and must be reserved by noon Friday, March 18, by calling 209-6986 or by sending an e-mail to