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VOC Fest stalls selling fast

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VOC festival stall holders will be granted another opportunity to grab their spot once the second phase of stalls sales commences at the VOC offices on Monday.

When stall bookings opened on Saturday, 82 non-food stalls and over 40 food stalls were sold. 80 food stalls and just less than 50% non-food stalls are left. Food stalls are R2800 each and non-food stalls are R2000 each.

“When we opened it the result was outstanding. It has really gone well alhamdulillah,” said stall sales co-ordinator Hajiera Isaacs.

Stall holders are allowed to pay their stall holder fee in two parts. This is the deposit which is 50% of the total amount and then the remaining balance over a two month period.

“We do not mind if people pay less than the deposit as long as they put something towards it and pay the balance before the end of the month. So if you only have R800 or less we will take it,” said Isaacs.

Due to stall holders working during the day, the stalls will be sold mainly at night to accommodate these people.

“The balance of the stalls will be sold tonight because we are accommodating those who have complained because they work during the day. As a result we are opening stall bookings tonight and it will be announced if we will be doing so again on Sunday. Although people have demanded it is opened on Saturday, unfortunately we are not available,” added Isaacs.

Stall sales will be open after 5pm until 8pm on Monday 13 April 2015 and listeners should listen to VOC for announcements of the times stalls will opened on Sunday.

The festival is in its 19th consecutive year. VOC will be using the funds raised from the stalls for the VOC Bursary Fund and the daily operations of the radio station.

“All money raised by the festival will go towards our bursary fund and keeping VOC as a radio station running. We allocate R100 000 every year to the bursary fund,” said Isaacs.

The festival will be from 7 until 10 May 2015 at Vygieskraal stadium in Athlone.

For more information call Hajiera Isaacs on 082 407 1543 or Najma on 021 442 3500. VOC


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