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Thornhill Manor fete a real crowd puller

Thornhill (640x418)Thornhill Manor held its Family Fun Day and Fete on Saturday, October 3. “What a successful day. The weather was great and the sun was shining. The atmosphere was electric with crowds coming in from around the area,” says Thornhill Manor deputy manager Jackie Scott. Continue reading Thornhill Manor fete a real crowd puller

Woman (76) does first skydive

G0060842Eunice de Jager decided, at the age of 76, to do her first tandem skydive. Her jump took place on April 5 through the Johannesburg Skydiving Club in Carletonville. “It was the most amazing and exhilarating experience ever,” says the resident of Rand Aid Association retirement village Thornhill Manor. She flew from the Panaroma Airfield to the skydiving club in a small plane owned and piloted by her son Theo.

Thornhill Manor Garden Club

P1130625 (640x480)Started six years ago by resident Wendy Hunt, the Thornhill Manor Garden Club is blooming. With over 30 members today, the group meets on a monthly basis to share gardening tips and anecdotes. At the March 20 meeting, Trevyn Riekert of the Garden Shop chatted to the club members about fuschias, which are popular in pots and baskets. With the Modderfontein-based Rand Aid retirement village boasting landscaped gardens and beautiful water features, the garden club members are never short of inspiration. Pictured are chairwoman Wendy Hunt and Dawn Burls with the beautiful Proteas that were grown by Dawn and raffled off at the meeting.