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Little Academy Concert

The Little Academy Preschool has an annual concert at the Irene Village Hall. This is the highlight of our school year and we also have an art exhibition where we display all the children’s art. It is a lovely venue, as there is enough seating space for all our parents and their extended families. There is a lovely safe garden where the children can play at interval. The kitchen is also well equipped and ideal for all our needs.


The Irene Seniors’ Tea (Friday 22nd April 2006)

The Village Hall was transformed into a veritable flower show in preparation for the arrival of approximately 80 senior members of the Irene community. Fourteen tables were beautifully decorated for “high tea” by various local ladies, with themes ranging from ethnic (Naomi Smith’s table) to red and white, and charmingly old-fashioned and romantic. It was obvious that most of these ladies were dab hands at such events, coming prepared with additional flasks, and all manner of other goodies to beautify the tables, effortlessly laying out teacups, cake forks etc and platters of yummy eats.

Being my first involvement in the Seniors’ Tea, I confess to being a little apprehensive at what lay before me. However, once our guests had arrived and we got into the “swing of things”, I became as entranced and enthralled by the proceedings as those we had planned to honour and entertain…

Entertainment was varied, ranging from some children’s “sing-along favourites” (with actions) provided by the children from Little Academy Preschool up the road; to the Irene Ladies’ Choir (I particularly enjoyed their rendition of a traditionally children’s melody!). Local pianist, Liza Joubert, entertained us with various ragtime melodies, and was even persuaded to provide an encore!

The ladies were all presented with home-made soap, and the gentlemen (all too few) with imported chocolates. My morning was made when one gent told me (apologising for being forward), that I had the most lovely eyes; to which I replied, somewhat embarrassed, “thank you, I’m rather attached to them myself!” This humorous interchange acted as an ice-breaker and certainly helped to put me at ease.

The buzz continued with the announcement of lucky draw prize winners, who received goodies ranging from a wooden frame to toiletry hampers and gift vouchers. John, seated at my table, won a mini-pedicure; and although he pronounced himself out of the market for such pampering, seemed pleased with the idea of passing it on to his daughter-in-law. (Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that provided support for this wonderful function!)

Special thanks, of course, to the event’s co-ordinator, Carien van der Watt, and our charming compère for the morning, Darryl Desmarais! To those of you who didn’t make it this year, for one reason or another, make sure you fit it into your schedule next time around… as a jolly good time was had by all!

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Hall Rental / Enquiries: Tel: 076 604 5432; PO Box 1, Irene, 0062