7 October 2011

Hello Napier

The Soapbox
So many smaller towns and villages are now becoming well known for their fresh produce markets, whether morning markets, moonlight markets or Sunday markets. Take Greyton as an example, or Sedgefield, or Hoekwil near the Wilderness. Many organic farmers and home 'bakers' only sell their produce at markets such as these. In the last few months a number of visitors who stop off at Pascal' restaurant have enquired about our local market and we have sent them down to the Saturday Market - the one adjacent to the Agri. Well frankly, the feedback has been pretty poor to say the least! The question begs - why can't Napier get it's act together as far as a proper market is concerned.(No offence to those currently at the market). Why is there is no central market - we have some people with stalls at the Agri, others next to the clinic at the entrance to Nuwerus. And… where are the bakers with their breads and sweet things, where are the people selling cheese and dairy, jams, cushion covers - the list could go on and on - we have all these industries in our town. I truly believe that if the variety is big enough and the quality good enough, the market will attract more people - both local and from further afield.

So here's the challenge. We need to let people know we are up to producing an EXCELLENT local produce market If we as a village can get our act together and create one market that is worth visiting, Pascal's of Napier will sponsor a nice big banner advertising the morning market that we can put up at the entrance to the village to let the world know we host the best market in the Overberg.

Are you ready to take up the challenge?

Events this weekend in Napier

  • Heather Mac at The Suntouched Inn - this world class performer in her new show on Saturday for one night only - not to be missed.
  • Rouel Beukes tree op in die NG Kerk Napier Saterdag 8 Oktober om 19:30. Kaartjies kos R50 en is beskikbaar by die deure of by Johan (0845106614) en Barend (0836118515).

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Napier Village Fair & the "FOOT OF AFRICA"
22 & 23 October 2011

The 'Foot of Africa' Marathon is just around the corner with some 3000 athletes arriving in our region to participate in this well known event.

Registration for the event opens at 5pm on 21st - Friday and participants and their families will be coming to the area, the majority through Napier. The prize giving is around 12h00 on Saturday and again, many will be staying over in the area - including Napier, others heading home.

It is proposed that we have a Village Fair on Saturday and Sunday in Napier. This essentially means: businesses being open on both these days, offering a festive atmosphere (a la Patatfees) in the village and capturing the visitors.

A short meeting has been scheduled to affect plans around this idea:
Date: Tuesday 11 October 2011
Place: PASCAL's on Sarel Cilliers Street
Time: 17h30
Agenda:
1. Outline the details
2. Garner support and commitment
3. Finalise the marketing of the Village Fair
Who should attend?
All product/service providers in Napier such as restaurateurs, accommodation providers, business owners and more.
What you can do?
Have tours of your facility e.g. Nobuntu or Napier Brewery
Maybe a pavement display table.
Put out your "scarecrows" outside your premises
Theme your product/fare along the "Voet van Afrika"
Enquiries: Lindy 028 423 3834 or 0844422010
Email: info@napiertourism.co.za

Patatfees 2012
There is a desperate need for locals to assist with organizing the Patat Festival 2012 if the standard achieved over the last 2 years is to be maintained. If you are prepared to help, please contact Renee Daneel at Cell: 082 5777 041 or e-mail : renee@jdwines.co.za

Kom Kuier, My Skat!!
A new shop called "My Skat" owned by Monique Bentall, opening in Napier on Saturday 15 October at 9am at No 35 Sarel Cilliers Street. Enquiries - 076 375 3999

Monique, after many years of making, collecting and restoring furniture, has decided to open a shop to sell her furniture, décor items and, she assures us, some treasures...

What you sow...!
A Message from Barend Smit of the Napier NG Kerk:
On October 16th we are having our annual HARVEST FESTIVAL!!! With this we want to give God all the glory for the harvest of 2011. Therefore we invite everyone, young and old, to join in this unique worship service. During the service the well-known choir "akKOORd" will also perform. As a community we also want to give something back to the Lord. Therefore we urge everybody to bring non-perishables along to church. These products will then be used for local child welfare. We as a community realise our dependency on agriculture and invite everyone to come and show their gratefulness by joining in the bi-lingual worship service. It will be held at 09:30 in the Dutch Reformed church Napier

Op 16 Oktober hou ons weer OESFEES!!! Met hierdie geleentheid wil ons as gemeenskap aan God al die eer gee vir die oes van 2011. Daarom nooi ons ALMAL, oud en jonk, om te kom deel in hierdie unieke erediens. Tydens die erediens sal die bekende akKOORd optree. Ons wil ook graag iets vir die Here teruggee. Daarom moedig ons almal aan om nie-bederfbare produkte saam te bring kerk toe. Hierdie produkte sal dan aangewend word vir plaaslike kindersorg. Ons hele gemeenskap is diep bewus van ons afhanklikheid van die landbou en daarom nooi ons almal om hulle dankbaarheid te kom wys en saam fees te vier. Die tweetalige diens begin om 09:30 in die N.G. Kerk Napier."

Water Restrictions
Water restrictions are being instituted throughout Cape Agulhas Municipal area. With immediate effect nobody is allowed to water any garden between 09:00 and 18:00

NAPIER RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION - NOTICE OF AGM
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the above Association will be held on Tuesday 25th October 2011 at 17H30 at the Conference Room at the Overberg Agri, Sarel Cilliers Street, Napier. The membership fee of R20-00 per household for the year should please be paid at the meeting.
AGENDA

Chairman's report.
Treasurer's report
Election of Executive Committee.

Nominations of Committee candidates must be in writing, signed by the proposer and seconder. Candidates must accept nomination in writing. Written nominations and acceptance must be lodged with the Chairman three days before the meeting. Nomination forms are available at the under mentioned address or from Jan Wessels at Napier Bande, 83 Sarel Cilliers St.

Thank you Napier! Dankie Napier!
Riek Creative are delighted to announce that Dylan Gill from Element Landscapes planted 10 x 4m indigenous water wise trees at the Agulhas Skills School in Napier. The trees where purchased with the funds generated at the beginning of the month at the first Arbour day auction. Riek Creative would once again like to than the members of the community that supported the initiative and the artists that donated their artwork.

There is an original Emma Riek painting up for auction with all proceeds going to the Anel Fourie fund for the little girl with cystic fibrosis. Tickets available at Riek Creative, Overberg Agri and the NG Church office. Closing date 31 October 2011.

The Fox raffle for Anel - Mike from the Fox held the draw for the two raffles last Friday. Present were Anel and her folks and Anel did the actual draw.
The winners were Peter James --- Brandy Raffle. Clive Scott--- The Whiskey Raffle.
Clive very kindly requested his prize be re-raffled. Thank you Clive.

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Thank you for your contributions - until next time
Mark

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