Heifer Village, a unique museum-like experience that introduces visitors to the possibility of a world without hunger and poverty, will host its grand opening June 5-7 in downtown Little Rock.
Developed by Heifer International, the center will enable Heifer to dramatically expand its educational outreach, inspiring new audiences to action, joining Heifer in the fight against world hunger and poverty.
WHAT: Heifer Village Grand Opening
WHEN: June 5-7, 2009
WHERE: Heifer Village on Heifer International Campus in downtown Little Rock.
DEDICATION. At 10 a.m. on Friday, June 5, Heifer will dedicate Heifer Village and open the doors to the Murphy Keller Education Center as the centerpiece of its efforts to raise awareness of solutions to hunger and poverty. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Paul Farmer, a 1993 MacArthur Genius Grant winner and a founder of Partners in Health, an international aid organization focusing on medical services for the poor. Following the dedication, the Murphy-Keller Education Center will be open for tours of the exhibits and other features of the new building.
FAMILY DAYS WEEKEND. Two days of family activities will follow, with a concert by children’s music star Dan Zanes, a fair on the commons with music and food, and guided tours of the new Heifer Village permanent exhibit that gives visitors of all ages a deep look at practical solutions to the problems of world hunger and poverty. Family Days will include live animals, music, dancing, activities for children like world games and brick making, and books signings by Page McBrier, author of “Beatrice’s Goat,” artist Betty LaDuke, and children’s author Jan Schrock.
For more information about Heifer Village Grand Opening or Heifer International, visit the website, www.heifer.org.