New Year greet­ings from Makana Tourism

Grocott's Mail - - MAKANA VOICES -

Jan­uary is the half-way point in our Fi­nan­cial Year and a time to re­flect on the work and projects that Makana Tourism has done and been in­volved with since last July and the Fes­ti­val.

Did you know that in the past six months, Gra­ham­stown/Makana has had ap­prox­i­mately 251 events in­clud­ing talks, lec­tures, sport­ing fix­tures, fetes, din­ners and mu­si­cal per­for­mances?

Please check Tourism’s web­site daily for the lat­est events in our area: www.gra­ham­

Makana Tourism had its AGM in Oc­to­ber and we voted in a new board with sub-com­mit­tees to deal with spe­cific ar­eas of fo­cus such as fi­nance, events and mem­ber­ship.

A fun mem­ber­ship even­ing fol­lowed in Novem­ber at the 49ers Restau­rant in the Pep­per Grove Mall where we were roy­ally treated.

Hap­pily, Tourism’s mem­ber­ship is grow­ing and we have a new mem­ber­ship cat­e­gory – Friends of Makana Tourism (for peo­ple who do not run a busi­ness or ac­com­mo­da­tion es­tab­lish­ment) – at R100 per year.

Call our of­fice to­day for more in­for­ma­tion.

Makana Tourism sells bus tick­ets for City to City and Translux buses. We of­fer friendly ser­vice and no queues. We can ex­change and re­fund tick­ets, but only if the tick­ets are bought from our of­fice.

De­cem­ber was a very busy month with three projects that Makana Tourism was part of:

Day for Life/Day of the Dead, the Bonds of Friend­ship Fes­ti­val and the New Year’s Cup.

Day for Life/Day of the Dead

Makana Tourism would like to thank the fol­low­ing busi­nesses and peo­ple who helped us make the event on 3 De­cem­ber at the Crown Hall such a won­der­ful suc­cess: Suzie Q for do­nat­ing face paint, Os­cars for three meal vouch­ers, Mad Hat­ters for a dozen cup­cakes, Red Café for a meal voucher, Wal­lace’s Phar­macy for lol­lipops, Gra­ham­stown Phar­macy for servi­ettes, PG Glass for wa­ter bot­tles, Tip Top Butch­ery for two meat vouch­ers, and The Candy Shop for the Nik Naks for the chil­dren’s gift bags and the vetkoek and mince for the food com­pe­ti­tion and a won-

Photo sup­plied

Basil and Deb­bie Mills brought one of their his­toric wag­ons to the Bi­ble Mon­u­ment in Raut­en­bach Road and set up a tra­di­tional camp for the morn­ing at the Bonds of Friend­ship fes­ti­val on the Day of Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion.

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