Kyrenia Animal Rescue News….
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By Engin Dervisaĝa…….
Working as a producer and presenter for Bayrak Radio and Television and then having the opportunity of writing about my forthcoming shows on cyprusscene.com is a great joy and my latest project was no exception.
By Chris Elliott
I recently went along to a meeting held by the Kyrenia Municipality in the theatre of the Kyrenia Municipality Cultural Centre along with representatives of expatriate groups to be informed about the plans for a Christmas Bazaar and Cocktail Party to be held in Bariş Park Kyrenia on 23rd December 2014.
We list below a summary the points discussed at this meeting for those expatriate community representatives who were unable to attend this meeting so they can register their interest in participating with the Kyrenia Municipality.
For our local readers we will bring you more news of this event very soon.
For further information please contact Aysun Çelik (Cultural Events Organizer) at the Public Relations Department of the Municipality of Kyrenia.
We are showing below some pictures of previous Christmas events in Bariş Park for your enjoyment.
Here we are at the 1st December, and Christmas is definitely on its way with the start of all of the festive events to come and Kyrenia Animal Rescue are among the forerunners with their Christmas Bazaar which was held at Teachers Hotel in Girne today.
When we arrived the room was heaving with people looking at all of the goods on display, there were cards, decorations, gift items, clothes, shoes, books and lovely homemade goodies to take home or eat while you were there. I missed out on the mince pies, they were soon all gone, but there were all types of cakes available. I spotted a Christmas cake and decided to buy it as it is something I love to eat during the festive season, so on will go the pounds but thank you to whoever made it, when I eventually have a taste I am sure it is going to be lovely.
Who should be sat in the corner of the room but Santa Claus and the children were loving every minute of it. I managed to sit with Santa for a few minutes to tell him what I wanted for Christmas – don’t suppose I will get it though!
Wandering outside to the terrace area, there were still more stalls with plants, toys and the KAR Education Team were there headed by Maggie Smith who does an excellent job with her helpers going to schools etc. to educate children about how to care for animals. There were a few puppies in a compound just begging for a nice home for Christmas, but don’t forget all of the other dogs and cats at the Centre who would like to have somewhere nice to live as a companion or part of a family.
We bumped into Caroline Attwood and also Beverley Westwood and Stephen Everett from KADS who were promoting their forthcoming production at the Culture Centre Theatre, which should be a date for the diary if not already booked.
During the course of the morning, raffle tickets were being sold for some fabulous prizes and near the end of the event the raffle was drawn by Santa with Master of Ceremonies, Alan Peek doing the honours with the microphone and announcing the winners. There was a microwave oven, a bread maker, many meals for 2 at various restaurants, tandem paragliding, scuba diving and many more, I think there were in the region of 38 prizes in the raffle, all generously donated by local businesses and individuals. If you were not able to stay to the end, the list of winning tickets will be available in the KAR new office in Karakum, as well as on their website and it will also appear in the local newspapers.
This was a very well organised and successful event and the results of KAR Christmas Bazaar will be published in our News in Brief article shortly.
After another Christmas event in Lefkoşa, which is another article to look out for, we made our way home in the evening and at the Girne turnoff we were welcomed by the wonderful Christmas display on the roundabout, this is a spectacular sight so well done Girne Municipality and I hope we will see many more illuminations heading into the town as Christmas and the New Year draw closer.
By Margaret Sheard
For those that like to organise their social diaries, we have received and are publishing news of the Kyrenia Animal Rescue KAR – Christmas Bazaar which will be held at the Teachers Hotel, Kyrenia on Saturday the 1st of December at 11am.
And for your pleasure and entertainment there will be stalls with a wide range of Christmassy items plus Tombola and a Grand Draw, Hot mince pies and Mulled Wine will be available and not forgetting Santa, who will pop in for a tipple and a chat.
By Chris Elliott