Accra Ghana Temple

Accra Ghana Temple
Accra Ghana Temple

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thanksgiving Ball

Gregg and I were assigned to represent the Church at the Thanksgiving Ball sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana Chapter.

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.   


  1. Wow, Dad, you do look like James Bond. They got it dead on! Who knew they knew Bond in Africa :)