PATATFEES SPECIAL BULLETIN
Patatfees 2012 dates: 15, 16 & 17 June
ALL VILLAGERS ARE INVITED TO GET INTO THE SPIRIT OF PATATFEES AT AN INFORMAL, FUN GET-TOGETHER AT 5PM TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY 9 MAY
AT THE NAPIER RETIREMENT VILLAGE. WE WILL DISCUSS SCARECROWS, VILLAGE FLOATS AND OTHER MATTERS OF GRAVE IMPORTANCE, OVER A FEW GLASSES OF WINE AND SOME SNACKS!
(LOADS OF FUN GUARENTEED!)
The Patatfees Committee would like to share with you their progress
with regard to Patatfees 2012:
The programme is on track and all the advertisement slots have
been sold. Our Layout artist, Glyn Silberman, is busy finalising
our first draft. There are a few empty lines available in the
EVENTS section - so please contact us asap if you still have something
you want to advertise in the programme. R50.00 per line
1/2 Marathon and Mountain Bicycle Race
Everything is right on track (excuse the pun). Tom, Engela and
David have been very busy to see that all will run smoothly, now
we are just waiting for the runners and cyclists to come pouring
into our village.
They are busy filling up, so if any of our locals have not booked
yet, please do so. We hope to see a good attendance again this
year which should result in a bumper festival. Stalls are still
only 150.00 + electrical plug is R200.00. Stalls will be running
from 08H00 till about 15H00.
Friday Afternoon "market" and car boot sale
Jane Thompson did a wonderful job organizing this in 2011and we
hope to have another bumper Friday afternoon market this year.
Anyone interested in selling "stuff" - either from a
car boot or table, should contact Jane on 082 4255474, to book.
This is once again scheduled for Friday 15th June, directly after
the Car Boot Sale/Market above. Contact Riek Creative for more
3 BRAND-SPANKING-NEW EVENTS FOR 2012!
From 1pm, Alan Ratcliffe and Yvonne Kissane present the finals
of the Muzo's competition. This will be held in the school hall,
a previously unused venue. This mid to late-afternoon event means
that stall holders can hopefully expect support in the form of
crowds until at least 3pm.
The second new and very exciting event scheduled for the school
hall, is the cooking demonstration. Using the school hall again
means that everything is pulled together nicely - from the stalls
at the top with the Wine & Beer Hall, to the netball field
where as always, there will be a Vintage Car and Tractor exhibition.
The third event is "The Amazing Race", which will be
starting on the Netball field once the Vintage Cars have left
to take part in the parade. This is a children's event and for
more details you can contact Lindy Warren at the Media House,
or Elaine Hodgson on 082 6382041.
Main Road Scarecrows
Riek Creative is really getting involved in Patatfees this year,
and thanks to them we are really going to impress our visitors
with our 2 village entrances, and our Main Rd. In previous years,
our locals have made spectacular scarecrows, and we are hoping
for an even bigger display this year. The scarecrows made an enormous
impression on our visitors - so lets not disappoint them in 2012.
Whether or not you live on Sarel Cilliers Str, you are welcome
to bring a scarecrow or two down to the Main Road. More about
this on Wednesday, 9 May at the Napier Retirement Village at 17H00.
We will have scarecrows from previous years on show and some practical
advice from their owners. Please join us for a drink or two and
snacks to get into the spirit of the Napier Patatfees.
Here are links to ten ideas for displays:
Last year's parade through the main road was a huge success and
we hope to repeat the excercise again this year. We will have
the Vintage Cars and Tractors etc going through the village as
usual, but we also want Villagers to make FLOATS! Michaela from
our local Excercise studio made a fabulous float last year, as
did Jane Thompson and her team, and Nuwerus Nasorg. Come on guys,
rally around and get creative - decorate a bakkie or a car or
dress up and take part in the parade on foot!
We have three beautiful gardens on show this year - Alma de Kock's
farm garden, the Napier Retirement Village's indigenous gardens,
and possibly Marion & Henry Naude's eco-friendly garden -
we await confirmation of their participation.