July 21, 2024

Scary enough to make you cry!

JEANINE SIRSAWY

This year’s Sale of Work was much anticipated and what a success it was. The spring air and warm sun showed itself for the first time after the gloomy winter.

This Ghost House, a place which pushed one’s bravery to the limit, was enough to make the people inside scream and yell, their sounds of terror a constant background noise throughout the day. The Grade 9s who are in charge of the popular place every Sale of Work outdid themselves with the make-up, set up and most importantly: the scare factor. Mrs Rumarie van der Walt, as well as Mr Daniel Tengey and Mrs Liezl Potgieter helped produce a Ghost House that had never been seen before.

The Ghost House was not the only item. The South African Police Force gave an informative presentation of their Police Dogs, showing how wonderfully trained they were to stand-by and also protect. Tsedi Tsiu and her marimba band played melodic tunes throughout the afternoon, creating a good vibe and producing a mellow ambiance to the day. The jumping castles along with the colourful and plentiful sweet stalls, arranged by Mrs Marais and the Grade 7s, lured the children to the hockey fields while allowing parents to take a break and enjoy the first warm day of spring. Brand new cars with an alluring sheen were displayed, a product of this year’s raffle tickets.

Popular food and drink trucks were present throughout the day, thanks to Mrs Thompson who arranged for them, as well as a boerewors roll stall manned by SMS staff, which proved to be a huge success. The bake sale tent was filled with cakes, sweets, toys, pancakes and all the other fanciful things a child could want. This years Sale of Work was truly an event made to accommodate and entertain all, welcoming spring back with open arms.