by John-Peter Gernaat
On 25 November we held this year’s edition of the Advent Fair. The community pulled together to form a craft group to produce angels and stars while other individuals also worked at home to create and assemble a wonderful table of crafts. Many community members produced homemade edibles for the Deli stall that displayed Christmas cakes, Christmas biscuits, gingerbread houses, tomato confit, piccalilli, stollen, lemon cordial and more. These offerings were supplemented with specialty gifts, outside traders with eggs, vegetables, bottled foods, health products and cosmetics, hats, bags, aprons and small gifts. The White Elephant was stocked with pre-loved goods and a wide range of second-hand books were available.
Children were well catered for with a puppet show, making Advent Gardens, Candle Dipping, Metal Forging, Light Boats and a Magic Cave where they met an Angel.
The Food Court provided pleasant entertainment in the form of a group of singers with a guitar, a classical flute quartet and a clarinet quartet, and a display by a school of Capoeira practitioners.
Visitors and stall holders were well catered for with bacon and egg rolls, Frankfurter rolls, a range of delicious home-made cakes, tea and coffee, including cappuccinos, and lunch of beef or chicken potjiekos with rice and salads and vegetarian options of quiche and mac-and-cheese.
A lot of work went into the setting up and dismantling of the Advent Fair and the participation of everyone, those who made, worked and participated is greatly appreciated.
The photos are from various photographers who are individually credited and provide an overview of what was on offer.
Crafts and Deli
Tea Garden (photo T Holtz)
Cakes on sale with coffee and tea (photo T Holtz)
Pancakes (photo T Holtz)
Member of the Rand Symphony Orchestra playing as a clarinet quartet (photo T Holtz)
Members of the Rand Symphony Orchestra playing as a clarinet quartet (video J Kirigin)
Capoeira Volente (video J Kirigin)
Puppet Show of Mary's Donkey (photos M Merle)
Coupons and transactions
The Act of Consecration of Man
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