Leisure I­sle a tre­a­su­re i­sle for 2 days run­ning

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Arts & Entertainment - N­wa­bi­sa Pon­do­yi

Leisure I­sle in Knys­na on­ce a­gain be­ca­me a­li­ve du­ring its two-day an­nu­al fe­s­ti­val. O­ver 100 stalls ca­te­red for all a­ges and a va­ri­e­ty of in­te­re­sts and tas­tes, at­tracting plant lo­vers, food lo­vers, art and craft col­lec­tors, fashi­o­nis­tas and book­worms w­hi­le litt­le on­es we­re en­ter­tai­ned with ga­mes and fa­ce pain­ting.

One of the stand hol­ders was Die Werks­win­kel, run by the As­so­ci­a­ti­on for Per­sons with Di­sa­bi­li­ties (Knys­na APD), who ce­le­bra­ted their 25th an­ni­ver­s­a­ry on 2 No­vem­ber. Ray­de­ne Le­wis from the or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on said t­hey ma­na­ged to rai­se c­lo­se to R1 000 on the o­pe­ning day. “We are con­stant­ly trying to rai­se funds, so the a­mount will ma­ke a wor­ld of dif­fe­ren­ce.”

Lo­cal chef and bu­si­nes­sman Mel­vin Me­ne was seen pre­pa­ring me­als for his Ts­hi­sa­nya­ma stall and Craig van Lee­ve who was sel­ling T-shirts both said t­hey we­re well ple­a­sed with the tur­nout at the fe­s­ti­val.

The or­ga­ni­sing com­mit­tee se­lected the fol­lo­wing cha­ri­ties and com­mu­ni­ty pro­jects as be­ne­fi­ci­a­ries t­his y­e­ar: Knys­na Sed­ge­field Hos­pi­ce, Ver­mont Old Age Ho­me; Knys­na A­ni­mal Wel­fa­re; The e’Pap Fee­ding S­che­me; Loe­rie­hof Old Age Ho­me; S­teen­bok Na­tu­re Re­ser­ve; Hands & He­arts – Em­de­ni; and Knys­na Sea Ca­dets. Your sup­port will be ap­pre­ci­a­ted by them.

P­ho­to: N­wa­bi­sa Pon­do­yi

Die Werks­win­kel’s S­ha­hi­da Sam, Ray­de­ne Le­wis and Tes­sa S­te­vens.

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