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As has become the norm in the recent past, the weather provided us with a few last-minute concerns but come Saturday 25 May 2019, these worries dissipated for what turned out to be a wonderful 112th Annual Schulbasar!
Each Schulbasar presents its own challenges and 2019 proved to be no different. There was a great deal of uncertainty in the build-up, both from within and externally, with the national elections and South Africa’s dire economy being the main factors.
This year’s attendance totalled 8302, which is almost identical to 2018’s figure of 8382. Interestingly, we were able to increase sales on the ground on the day by over R250 000, which is something that we are happy about. Judging by the feedback from our visitors and guests, most folks had a wonderful time at the event.
The importance of the Schulbasar cannot be emphasized enough. It remains the school’s single biggest fundraiser. It is also our biggest community builder. We are able to showcase our wonderful school to the greater Johannesburg population and it also serves as one of the rare moments when the WHOLE community works together for the sole benefit of the school.
A day of such magnitude would not be possible without the support of the whole DSJ community, for this I am immensely grateful. I would like to thank all staff and especially my fellow Administration team members for their work. There is a team of people who need to be recognised for their efforts, those who were involved throughout the project. I would like to thank Annette Holtmann, Fred Stone, Pam Johannsen, Olaf Schaum, Gayle Wilcox and Mariska Van Wyngaard for their mammoth contributions to #Basar19. Last but not least, a special mention of the DSJ Maintenance Team as well as the ladies from Guaranteed Clean, who did a sterling job throughout.
Finally, my sincere gratitude to our sponsors for making #Basar19 an event to remember. On this note, we would also like to thank all our Raffle Draw sponsors, this year we managed to generate over R112 000 in profit. The list of raffle winners can be found by clicking here
While the event might be finished, we are still finalising our financials so stay posted for the official announcement!
Thank you to our sponsors