Headline News
06 December 2021

Rustenburg – On Sunday 28 November the lights started shining again at this year’s Liggies vir Lewe-Fees hosted by NG Kerk Proteapark. 

This annual festival started in 2015 when the church building was decorated for the first time in Christmas lights.  It was the brainchild of reverend Deon Strauss who is passionate about giving something back to the Rustenburg community.

Since then, the festival has grown from strength to strength and it is now a beacon of light for the Rustenburg community at this time of year. With the lights that have been added this year, more than three kilometres of lights bedazzle the church.

The theme for this year was Ons Gee, expressing their giving spirit of ploughing back into our community. The main beneficiary of Sunday’s collection was Rustenburg Skool vir Buitengewone Onderwys. Nineteen children from the Lighthouse Children’s Home also had the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent display of lights.

They were treated to a ride on the famous Liggie-Express, a mini-train that takes the children on a wonderland lights tour through the church grounds. The kids were also treated to free pancakes and ice cream.

Throughout the festival, delicious food and unique gifts are sold from the stalls. As usual the crowd was left breathless once all the lights were turned on.

Laser tag was on the programme on 29 November. It was great fun for young and old, who challenged each other in this fast-paced game. The third day of the festival was aimed at entertaining the kids. Bee Bee came to visit and entertain the youngsters with educational song and dance. During the final day on 1 December muscles were on display in the strongman competition.  

The festival ended with a performance by Thabang Malan and Christmas carols. A cheque for the funds raised was also handed over to Rustenburg Skool vir Buitengewone Onderwys.

“It’s so nice to conduct church in such a unique way - the lights tell the story of Jesus’ life from birth.

Thank you to everyone who supported us in various ways. We are grateful for a community that strengthens our hands,” said reverend Strauss.

Rustenburg Skool vir Buitengewone Onderwys would like to thank NG Kerk Proteapark and the community for their continued support. 

The lights will remain on until 25 December and members of the community are invited to come and appreciate the display of lights in honour of our Lord Jesus Christ.

A special thank you from Rustenburg Skool vir Buitengewone Onderwys

Thank you for showing so much compassion and care for our school. We at Rustenburg Skool vir Buitengewone Onderwys say: Thank you very much! We are grateful for the generous contribution, and we can assure you that it is a great outcome for many of our learners and their families.

Rustenburg Skool vir Buitengewone Onderwys department head Hanno Kruger, project manager Hanaliza Swart and NG Kerk Proteapark reverend Deon Strauss with the donation cheque handed over to the school.


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