Alexander Forbes. The funding will go towards the CAN Hats and Roses brunch slated for 03 October. (Photo by: Francois Lottering) NAMPA
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WINDHOEK – The 10th annual Hats and Roses brunch of the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) was more than just hats, roses, fashion and sparkling wine. It was all about ‘The Essence of Women.’
The event, which took place on the first Saturday of October, was all about making the day extraordinary for Namibian women.
Although the event was hosted at a hotel in the capital, Namibian women from all walks of life were represented.
CAN Chief Executive Officer Rolf Hansen told Nampa the whole operation – from the planning and final preparation of the venue until the first guests walked through the door – was more than just another day on the job.
“It was a journey for the whole CAN team preparing the venue. It was spectacular. We could feel the magic of womanhood there,” Hansen said.
The magic of womanhood was indeed evident. Pink could be seen all over at the venue – the roses, candles and other décor on the tables, as well as information brochures, pens and other items used to create awareness of the cancers that affect women.
Describing the event as being spectacular would be an understatement. Almost all of the about 700 women present made the extra effort to design ... http://southernafrican.news/2015/10/20/hats-and-roses-mark-a-decade-of-caring/
Zoe has eight children: Susan, Chuck, Sandy, David, Robert, Sharon, Eddy and Sarah. They all live in the Nampa area. She also has 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Zoe enjoys Bible studies, Bible Study Fellowship, Awana, gardening and flowers.
A birthday celebration hosted by Zoe’s eight children will be held from 2-5 p.m. today at Greenhurst Bible Church, 5423 E. Greenhurst Road, Nampa. No gifts please.
NAMPA — When Peter “P.J.” Francois was 6-years-old, he wrote his mother a poem.
“Roses are red. Violets are blue. You love me very much and I do too,” he wrote on construction paper.
About 13 years later, Francois wrote his mother another poem for her birthday in August, where he described her as a caring and tenacious woman who loved God and her son.
On Saturday, Shari Francois stood in front of over 100 people and read these poems at her son’s funeral.
Francois was killed in a car crash involving a train on Dec. 28 in Nampa. He was 19 when he died, leaving behind his parents, two siblings, his fiancee and many, many friends.
On Saturday afternoon, people from the ages of 11 to 80 came to say goodbye to Francois and share memories with his family.
Shari Francois said she kept journals and a treasure chests filled with mementos for each of her three children, which they would receive once they moved away from home. The journal for P.J. Francois was filled with letters to h... http://www.idahopress.com/members/remembering-prince-peter/article_714f1486-97e1-527b-b2f2-9771a4096f3b.html