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GH luncheon throwback to 50’s

VOC will pay homage to its elderly listeners at the 5th annual VOC Golden Hour luncheon, set to take place on Saturday the 11th April. This yea’s event is centred around the theme “The Star Bioscope-District 6”, as a throwback the popular youth hangout during the 1950’s and 1960’s. The event, hosted by VOC stalwart Yusuf Fisher, aims to treat the senior citizens of the local community, many of whom have supported the station through trying times. It is one of the most anticipated and successful fixtures on the station’s events calendar.

Building on this year’s theme, organizers are planning to recreate the feeling and atmosphere of the 1950’s District Six, with the day’s entertainment set to feature music and performances from the era.

A total of 800 guests will be catered to on the day, with a lavish five course meal, live entertainment, prize giving’s, and a live broadcast of the Golden Hour show amongst the day’s events. The luncheon has also been specifically scheduled for the afternoon, to ensure none of the guests are left exhausted by the proceedings.

Relief NGO Gift of the Givers (GOTG) has again come on board as the main sponsor, and will be providing each and every attendee with a special gift upon their departure from the venue. Tickets are selling at R170 per person, with around half already having been sold.

“With the day’s entertainment, the good food, gifts and all these little things, obviously it will be worth more than R300 or R400 per person. So we are giving our senior citizens a treat this year,” explained VOC marketing manager, Sukayna Johaardien.

She also recognized the growth of the popular event since its inception.

“When we started the first one, we said we were first going to try it out. But it has grown enormously since then, and every year people are waiting for the Golden Hour luncheon,” she said.

The station has also taken the initiative in appealing to companies to help sponsor some of the more disadvantaged members of the community to attend the event.

“We’ve got some sponsors lined up already, and we are trying to give it to those people who are really less fortunate. We want to give it to those who really cannot afford the tickets,” explained Johaardien.

The luncheon marks an already busy 2015 for the stations events and marketing teams, following on from the successful Ratanga Day in January, and the upcoming VOC Festival amongst others.

The Luncheon will be held on April 11th at the Darul Islam High School. Tickets can be acquired at the VOC Studios at number 2 Queenspark Avenue, Salt River, or at Tazz Boutique in Gatesville. They are expected to sell out quick, so it is advisable that those wishing to attend acquire their tickets as soon as possible, in order to avoid disappointment.

For more info contact the station at 021 442 3500. VOC (Mubeen Banderker)

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