Welkom: On Friday, Welkom Central Park played host to the Annual Matjhabeng Community Festival 2017 (Switching on of the Christmas lights) & 70th Anniversary of Welkom – 8 December 2017.

Despite torrential rain, residents came to support the event in high numbers.

The 70th anniversary of Welkom was also commemorated and celebrated. This vibrant highlight of community life was presented in partnership with the Air Force Bloemspruit, who received the Freedom of the Municipality in 2005 and who celebrated that right on 8th December 2017 with a drilling display. Soldiers from I SA Infantry Battalion in Bloemfontein further added value to the event. Both groups, together with a group of specially trained children from the locality, participated in a drilling display on the 8th December.

Local performers were given the opportunity to show case their talent to the people of Matjhabeng and surrounding towns.  A fireworks display followed after the switching on, of the Christmas-themed structures and trees in Central Park.

Watch the Pictures here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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