As it was a black tie event, Gregg found a tailor who made a wonderful tuxedo for him at a reasonable Ghanaian price (this would have cost a mint in the United States, not here). I had only one request of the tailor; make him look like James Bond. And he did! Finding a tuxedo shirt and a cummerbund was another challenge. They just don't sell them here, and certainly not in Gregg's size; fortunately our tailor had a European contact that found what we needed.
I was still in America when we received the invitation. Gregg told me to pack a gown. I could only imagine what it would look like when I landed in Accra. To my amazement, it was just fine.
We attended the Thanksgiving Ball held at La Palm Resort and had a wonderful time.
Entertainment was by the Zuum band which seemed to us to have a Caribbean flare.
This was a great opportunity for us to meet local dignitaries. We also met the US Ambassador and other US Embassy officials which can be of great help to the Church here.