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Turkish Food Festival to help honor Chapel Hill shooting victims

A framegrab from a Project Refugee Smiles video featuring Deah Barakat, one of the three victims of a shooting in Chapel Hill on Feb. 10, 2015. The Divan Center is hosting a Turkish Food Festival on April 19 in Cary to raise money for three wells in Kenya, one of which will be named for Barakat, his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha.
A framegrab from a Project Refugee Smiles video featuring Deah Barakat, one of the three victims of a shooting in Chapel Hill on Feb. 10, 2015. The Divan Center is hosting a Turkish Food Festival on April 19 in Cary to raise money for three wells in Kenya, one of which will be named for Barakat, his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha. Project Refugee Smiles

The Divan Center is hosting a Turkish Food Festival on April 19 in Cary to raise money for three wells in Kenya, one of which will be named for the Chapel Hill shooting victims.

Husband and wife, Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, were shot to death in a condominium in Chapel Hill on Feb. 10. Craig Stephen Hicks, who lived in the same complex, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

The food festival will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 19 at the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies, 1391 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The menu includes gyro (doner), Turkish ravioli, vegetarian dishes, grilled fish sandwiches, grilled meatballs, Turkish coffee, baklava and more.

The hope is to collect $13,500 in order to construct three wells in Kenya and honor the Chapel Hill victims by naming one of the wells after them.

Info: divancenter.org

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