Fill a Santa shoebox
The Santa Shoebox Project has opened public pledging for 2019. The project collects and distributes personalised gifts of essential items and treats for underprivileged children throughout South Africa and Namibia. Visit www.santashoebox.org.za pledge your shoeboxes and collect up to four free flat-packed shoeboxes from any of the 50 Stor-Age stores nationwide. Donors are also asked to include a reusable bag in which the child can carry the shoebox home.
Licence to thrill
Entrants in READ Educational Trust’s Word Warrior Competition have a chance to win a R1000 cash prize for themselves and a R5000 worth of books for their school. Last year’s competition saw the introduction of the literary character, Detective WW Inkomba (which means “clue” in IsiZulu), and entrants had to write a short story around him. This year, entrants must create a scenario in which the detectives writes a letter to the main suspect or witness in a mystery of their own making. The objective is too state details of the mystery, paint a picture of the addressee’s alleged involvement in the mystery, and whet the reader’s appetite to read further. The competition is open to children aged 9 to 16. Entries can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to PO Box 30994, Braamfontein, 2017 on or before Thursday October 31.
Residents, organisations and stakeholders are invited to attend Grassy Park police’s general Community Policing Forum’s general meeting on Tuesday October 8 to discuss crime concerns in the area. The meeting starts at 7:30pm at the Calvyn Prestant Church at 166 3rd Avenue in Grassy Park.
South Peninsula High School’s matric class of 1970 is calling all students who started Standard 6 in 1966 and matriculated in 1970. They are organising a 50th anniversary celebration in 2020. Anyone who did not complete matric in 1970, is also included. For more information, contact Eddy Jansen on 084 859 9844 or 021 705 4925.