Vibrant civic life in Prince Albert

In 2012, a year of celebrations was held in Prince Albert. This included: The Garden Club’s birthday in February and the start of a new garden for the village; In March, the ACVV celebrated its 100th anniversary and Huis Kweekvallei turned 40; the extremely popular Olive Festival was held in April and in 2013, the Friends of the Museum turns 30 that month.  Astrological tours and creative art workshops were held in May.  The Library celebrated its 150 anniversary in June and Patchwork Theatre staged Oliver to mark this occasion. A mid-winter moonlit market was held to complete the Library anniversary. A Winter Feast and Victorian Market were held in July.  August celebrated the Dutch Reformed church’s 150th bazaar with a Boere Sport Day to mark the congregation’s 175th anniversary. The local newspaper, The Prince Albert Friend, celebrated its centenary in October and the quilting club, Patchwork Dolls, created a heritage quilt in honour of this occasion. The Harvest Festival is traditionally celebrated in November, the month for Stars and Stories outings. And finally, an exciting series of seasonal markets and celebrations were held in December.


© Rose’s Roundup, October 2011 (No 213)

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