Family and friends are invited to participate in the Lights & Lanterns project, sponsored by Suiderkruis Security, opposite the police station in Long Street on 20 December 2023 at 19:30. This will be the seventh year the event will take place. The event was made possible by a generous donation of candles by SPAR DE DEKKE, firelighters by Safari and petrol sponsored by TOTAL Great Brak.

The Lights & Lanterns is hosted to celebrate life and to demonstrate kindness, compassion and gratitude for the past year. The emphasis is on families and spending time with each other in a peaceful, quiet setting next to the river. Co-ordinator of the event, Laurinda Smit, points out that although many requests are received to add food stalls and music to this event, the intention is to spend quality time talking to each other as a family – something we don’t always have time to do during our busy lifestyles. So pack a picnic basket and enjoy the sunset while preparations are made to light the candles.

Message cards can be obtained from TOTAL Great Brak and De Kaap Eiendomme from 4 December; this will also be your entry to the event. Write a message on the card and attach it to the maypole on the evening of the event. For any enquiries contact Laurinda on 082 738 8011.