Loads of fun ac­tiv­i­ties for ev­ery­one at PAHS fields this Satur­day

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It’s go­ing to be a fun-filled day for all who at­tend the Talk of the Towns Her­itage Fes­ti­val, hap­pen­ing this Satur­day at the Port Al­fred High School fields and club­house, with over 45 stalls booked, great food, com­pe­ti­tions and en­ter­tain­ment for young and old.

The day will be­gin at 7am with stalls be­ing set up and fires started for the potjiekos com­pe­ti­tion.

Gates will open at 9am to the Port Al­fred High fields. En­try costs R20 for chil­dren and R30 for adults.

For the chil­dren there’s a Kid­zone run by PAHS sup­port­ers and alumni in aid of the school pool and ren­o­va­tion projects. Books of tick­ets can be pur­chased on the day at the gazebo and come in de­nom­i­na­tions of R2 with books cost­ing R20, R50, and R100 to en­able the chil­dren to choose from many ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as the haunted house, a photo booth with dress-up box, a jump­ing cas­tle, a gi­ant slip­per slide, pil­low fights, tombola, a lock and key game, a bike/ trike/scooter track on the ten­nis court, (bring your own bike/trike/scooter), tar­get golf, bis­cuit dec­o­rat­ing, tin can toss, Twista, Do the Limbo, lucky duck fish­ing game and catch an egg com­pe­ti­tion.

The PAHS first team rugby boys will also take on any­body in a friendly tug-of-war.

Border in­ter­net will have its own stall and of­fer free Wi-Fi ser­vice to ev­ery­one at­tend­ing the fes­ti­val.

On the stalls side, there is more of a fo­cus on or­ganic and home-made prod­ucts rather than mass-pro­duced ones. There will be food stalls with pan­cakes from the Full Gospel Church, sun­rise break­fast rolls, also from Full Gospel Church, kudu burg­ers and chicken wraps from Rotary, koek­sis­ters, caramel de­lights, spi­ral po­ta­toes, steak rolls, chicken rolls, burg­ers, cooldrinks, bo­ere­wors rolls, samoosas curry and rice, chilli bites, soft serve, slushies, Deena fruit & veg, pop­corn, date­balls, bis­cuits, fudge, and Ital­ian ice cream from the Lucky Bean Café, and lots, lots more.

The club­house is the place to go for a drink. The bar will be manned by Round Ta­ble 177. There will also be a craft gin stall by Bean & Olive, and Hoppy’s Pad­dle Inn will have wine slushies and spe­cialised wines.

There will be stalls by Har­courts, SPCA, Bore­dom Busters (ed­u­ca­tional toys), Rotary (book­stall), Red Leaf, Hos­pice (white ele­phant), Sun­shine Coast Tourism, Rich­man Poor­man, Multi Se­cu­rity, The Closet (brand name sec­ond-hand cloth­ing), Doggy Bizarre (dog beds, treats, belly warm­ers, blan­kets), a face painter, Sten­den, Bric a Brac, PA Suc­cu­lents, Cell­phone Ac­ces­sories, Eco Brick and Chem­i­cal Free Prod­ucts, Re­max, and Enkut­hazweni Train­ing Cen­tre.

And if that’s not enough to get you to the fes­ti­val, there are many com­pe­ti­tions, in­clud­ing a baby com­pe­ti­tion for the 0 to 2-year-olds, Lit­tle Miss Her­itage for the two to five-year-olds, and an­other for the five to eight year olds. If your child is a su­per­hero then the su­per­hero cos­tume com­pe­ti­tion is for them, open to two to 12-year-olds.

For the adults there is the Chilli Chal­lenge, with Tash Kenny of Tash’s Craft Bar sup­ply­ing the chilli piz­zas for you to savour. Then there is the Potjiekos Com­pe­ti­tion with 14 teams bat­tling it out to pro­duce the tasti­est and most imag­i­na­tive pot. Com­peti­tors

There is the Potjiekos Com­pe­ti­tion with 14 teams bat­tling it out to pro­duce the tasti­est pot

will be sell­ing their potjie cre­ations over lunchtime for all to savour.

There are loads of prizes to be won for the baby, beauty and su­per­hero com­pe­ti­tion win­ners. Each child will re­ceive a treat bag and a Sun­shine Juice as well. There are prizes from the Mo­bile Shop (gam­ing con­trollers), Toy Shop (dolls and more), a mini mani and pedi from the Hal­yards Spa, four vouch­ers worth R50 from Deca­dent, four girls’ gifts from Home Base, an A4 cake print or top­pers for 12 cup­cakes from Bite my De­signs, three free one-hour ca­noe rentals from Out­door Fo­cus to the value of R150, two man­i­cure vouch­ers and a braai set from Leach, R500 worth of cake or 24 themed cup­cakes from Yum­my­li­cious, and KNA goodie bags.

Prizes for the Chilli and Potjiekos Com­pe­ti­tions in­clude a R200 voucher from Salon Florence, Sun­day lunch buf­fet for two adults at Hal­yards, four vouch­ers worth 100 each from Tash’s, plus two bot­tles of wine and one cham­pagne, four cap­puc­cino vouch­ers from C’est La Vie, two break­fast vouch­ers, two piz­zas each at R89 each, two Fresh Fish Fri­day vouch­ers at R59 each, two Sun­day carvery and buf­fet vouch­ers at R149, all from The Red Ap­ple Em­po­rium, four plants from Stander­wick, a R200 voucher from YAY Sushi, three R100 vouch­ers from Graze, four hood­ies from Sten­den, R200 vouch­ers from Cher­ry­wood, a R150 High­lander Voucher and break­fast for two at the Pa­per Nau­tilus at the Royal St An­drews Ho­tel, two R100 meal vouch­ers from the Bean & Olive, a box of prizes from Home Es­sen­tials, goodie bags from Rich­man Poor­man, a bon­sai from Gar­den of Eaden, wine from Hoppy’s Pad­dle Inn, two aprons from Bcre­ative/Goshawk and R500 cash prizes from Pan­ther Farm Se­cu­rity.

There will also be an auc­tion which is tak­ing place with the fol­low­ing: a Stu­art Laven­der paint­ing, one night’s stay for two peo­ple at Sheilan House, one night’s stay for two peo­ple, break­fast in­cluded, at the Royal St An­drews, a one-hour photo shoot worth 600 from Seven Oaks Pho­tog­ra­phy, a round of golf for four peo­ple with carts from Fish River Re­sort, a Cadac Gril­lo­gas from Buco and French Cham­pagne from Hoppy’s Pad­dle Inn. Don’t miss this at 1pm.

Mu­sic will be pro­vided through a sound sys­tem through­out the day. Any­one want­ing a song re­quest can do so at a fee of R2 per re­quest. There will be fun en­ter­tain­ment for ev­ery­one through­out the day in­clud­ing Zumba classes (Just bring your gym stuff), Twan Fella’s Dance School, belly danc­ing, fire danc­ing and Sha-Loui Dance school dancers.

Stalls will be closed at 5pm, then the evening en­ter­tain­ment will be­gin. The Au­gustines will play live mu­sic from 4pm in the club­house – see their story in­side.

Come one and all and spend a great Satur­day at this fun-filled event, that will cater for all mem­bers of the fam­ily. Ben­e­fi­cia­ries from the event in­clude Hos­pice, Re­treat2E­den and Port Al­fred High School.

See you there!


HAPPY MO­MENTS: Pick n Pay hosted a high tea party for the frail care res­i­dents at Set­tlers Park re­tire­ment vil­lage last Fri­day, some­thing they do on a monthly ba­sis. Seated, from left, are Stella Craw­ford, Amy Wil­mot and Betty Hill, with Pick n Pay staff mem­bers Brenda Shel­ton and Geral­dine Ku­lati serv­ing them cake and sand­wiches

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