Celebrate Heritage Day in St Francis! – updated program

All residents and visitors are invited to celebrate Heritage Day and National Braai Day in St Francis Bay on Monday, 24 September 2012 .

Make some yummy things at home to bring for your picnic.

This event on a public holiday is being feted at the Heritage centre (St Francis’ museum) . There will be loads of entertainment for adults and kids alike, plus several craft stalls, including a white elephant stall, brick a brack and things to eat on sale or bring your own and have a fabulous picnic. There’s also an early fun walk . (See full program, below)

Organised by the St Francis Kromme Trust, the event will be celebrating the heritage of this unique village of St Francis Bay with its natural beauty and distinct architecture.

There is a full programme of events.  At 8 am there is a trail walk following a circular route through the Community Garden and Romazini Valley to Port St Francis and back via the Two Harbours Walk. At 9 am food stalls, plus a market will open .

There will be fun and games plus a great Braai competition run by St Francis Tourism Officer, Warren Manser, and Darryl Geel from  St Francis Bay’s SuperSpar.

The fun filled morning will include market stalls, white elephant table, minute-to-win-it games, jumping castle, a demonstration by the Sea cadets, sand sculpture competition and much more. There will also be a variety of food stalls to choose from.

“Stock up your picnic basket from these stalls and have your picnic right there on the lawn,” says organiser, Bridget Elton, adding that the Kromme Trust’s Creatures of St Francis’ photo competition will be launched during the course of the morning.

The Trust is requesting items for the white elephant table.” Items can be dropped off at the Heritage Centre on Sunday 23 September between 3-4 pm or phone Bridget on 042 294 0416 or 083 282 0017 to make other arrangements. Proceeds of this table will go to the SPCA.


The Program for the morning is as follows:
8 -9 am   Walk / Run 
9.30 – 10.30 am   Sand sculpture competition

10.30 – 10.50 am  Sea Cadets demonstration
9 am – 12.30 pm   Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee with something delicious to eat from one of the food-stalls.
                   Find a bargain at the “White Elephant” stall
Have a chat with Bart Logie about the history of the Eastern Cape
                        Enjoy  brunch of boerewors rolls and pancakes.
                        Browse through the various stalls
                        Garth will be on hand to help  select some indigenous plants for gardens.                       
                        Purchase a nectar bottle for hours of enjoyment watching the sunbirds
                        For the kids: * jumping castle & face painting
                                        *  build a turtle & fishing game    
11 am -12 pm    Minute-to-Win-It-games with Jo.  Lots of fun for all ages.
12 pm      Launch of the Creatures of St Francis Bay  photographic competition.

(Edited by Bev Mortimer)

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