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Published: 19 Feb 2020Title: GEORGE WATER UPDATE: 19 FEBRUARY 2020Status: Dam level: 99.91% (down from 100%) Rainfall since 13/02: 1.5mm Usage: 29.35 megalitres Reading based on previous dam wall height, awaiting re-calibration by Dpt Water Affairs after raising wall and spillway. Section 2B restrictions apply, details FB & website
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23 December 2016

George Lights Festival a great success

The Executive Mayor of George, Aldm Melvin Naik, switched on the Christmas Lights in Unity Park at 20:00 exactly on Saturday with crowds of Georgians and visitors applauding and cheering.

The Lights Festival this year brought Georgians and visitors back again to the reason for the Season, the celebration of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Cappuccino, a gospel group, was part of a 2 hour gospel performance and Christmas Carols on the programme which the crowd thoroughly enjoyed.

Aldm Naik asked Georgians and visitors not to forget the real reason for Christmas and that it is about the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

He thanked the public for their great support at the Lights Festival which is leading in the festive season. “This year’s Lights Festival was one of the better organised festival’s giving the fact that we had no feedback of bad incidents from the police.”

“Please enjoy the fellowship with family and friends over the season. Visitors please visit all of our town’s wonderful attractions but also use water sparingly as this is a very precious source to us,” Aldm Naik said.

Past. Herman Pienaar from the Georgiete Staan Saam facebook page led the gospel part of the show with Past.  Gavin Biegnaar and Past. Bongani Frans also speaking to the crowd on the celebration of Christmas. Pienaar said the feedback he had is that everyone enjoyed themselves.

People gathered on the grass at Unity Park from early afternoon on Saturday. The artists were both well-known and lesser known from George. Earlier in the afternoon children were entertained by Klikkerland and Danny Cat, the Traffic Services Mascot was also there to entertain. They had a kid’s corner with jumping castles and face painting.

 

Also on stage were Kerwin, Anneke & Marelize, Stephan, Jesse Emslie, Erik Benade, Jade van Blerk, Benny Propark, DezzMe and Dominee se Kind. Ludolph Pedro was awesome on the piano and the MC for the day, Jovan Heyns, reckons he may well be the next musical genius akin to Beethoven or Mozart.

 

Hakkiesdraad Hartman, a well renowned Afrikaans rapper, poet and MC and the George High School choir brought something totally different to the table and were very well received by the crowd. Moses Williams, a local comedian who has reached stardom overnight after his video went viral on YouTube, had the crowd in stitches. Diversity dance group and the Alpha Dance crew were also favourites with the crowd.

 

Jonty Hendrix, a singing sensation and winner of the recent, George Has Talent competition, was a hit with the crowd as well as the band, Prerogatives.

 

Ms Sonja Muller, the Festival Coordinator gave a heartfelt thank you to the South African Police Service, including all of the Security Services, Neighbourhood Watches, Bambanani Security and George Municipality’s very own Traffic, Law Enforcement and Fire Brigade Services.

A special thank you to the Electro technical team who ensures that George has festive lights to switch on and to the cleaning teams who ensures that the streets are free from litter by early morning the next day.

The 78 stalls available for the festival were booked out long before the day mostly by local entrepreneurs and were well-supported.

Last published 30 July 2019