Oppi-Plaas hosts ‘Christmas in July’

MAREN Oppi-Plaas will host their first Christmas in July in Thornpark, just outside East London, as part of a charity drive, tomorrow and Saturday.

The public can do their bit by donating get involved by donating things such as non-perishable items such as sanitary towels and clothes as part of their entrance fee.

Maren Oppi-Plaas owner, Renier Bekker said that this initiative was geared mostly towards the elderly.

“The old age homes will benefit from raffle proceeds . The raffle will take place over the weekend,” Bekker said.

FEELING FESTIVE: The Christams lights are up at Maren Oppi-Plaas Picture: SUPPLIED

There will be a variety of stalls on display at the Christmas Farm Market, including stalls hosted by charities such as Greensleeves, Salem Baby Care, and Helping Those In Need.

Entertainment will include karaoke with Matthew Peake. Festival-goers can also bring their own camping gear and park under the stars on Saturday to enjoy a movie night.

“We’re busy putting up the Christmas lights for the festivities and that’s sure to be a real treat,” Bekker said.

Switching on of the Christmas lights is set for 5.30pm on Friday followed by a variety of entertainment and festive Christmas music. As part of the fun and fundraising programme for the elderly, pensioners will receive a free beanie for the chilly winter days.

The market starts at 12pm on Saturday. For more information, check the Maren Oppi-Plaas Facebook page or contact Reiner on 076- 314-5763.

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