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George 2018 Lights Festival road closures and activities for children

Nov 20, 2018
George 2018 Lights Festival road closures and activities for children

The George Municipality's 2018 Lights Festival will have a jam-packed programme running for children with appearances by four of George’s favourite mascots.

"Georgie from GO GEORGE says he is the most famous selfie personality in George and is always ready to brighten up your photo with his friendly smile!" described George Municipality spokesperson, Chantel Edwards-Klose.

"He loves to tell children all about the marvellous GO GEORGE bus service. Smartie is the new kid on the block and Georgie's best friend forever. He says he is not such a selfie celebrity yet, but he is  really a bit smarter than Georgie, so it's okay. Smartie says his  job is to help people understand how to work the new Smart Card.

"Daantjie Kat loves road safety and he has been teaching children how to use road and where it is safe to play for over 15 years in George.  And the very newest super hero in George will be there as well - Rocky the Recycling Rooster  is a recycling hero and he teaches children all about how cool it is to recycle  their rubbish!"

Edwards-Klose urged families to come and meet their favourite characters from 2pm – 5pm in the cordoned area next to the George Tourism office.

"Entrance is from York Street. Fun galore for every ages with jumping castles, face painting and other exciting activities," she said.

"Parents must accompany under age children and Community Development officials identified by orange bibs with name tags will be present to assist on the day."

She said that the youth programme will start on the main stage from 2pm with the Classic Programme starting at 5pm.

"The switching on of the Festive Season Lights will take place at 8pm followed by a performance by  Emo Adams," Edwards-Klose described.

"York Street between Hibernia / Langehoven and Courtenay Streets as well as a portion of Cathedral Street will be closed from 12pm in order to ensure the safety of all.

"Directional signage will be in place. A number of stalls will be available throughout the day from 2pm selling food and other items."

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