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MALTA- Manikata Pumpkin Festival 2011

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We visited the Manikata Pumpkin Fest which was organised by the Koperattiva Rurali Manikata (KRM) (Rural Cooperative of Manikata) organized its third annual pumpkin fair along the streets of …More
We visited the Manikata Pumpkin Fest which was organised by the Koperattiva Rurali Manikata (KRM) (Rural Cooperative of Manikata) organized its third annual pumpkin fair along the streets of Manikata at its Parish Church of St Joseph, on Sunday, October 30, 2011.
The Pumpkin Fest is to highlight the best of what Manikata has to offer and raise funds for projects spearheaded by Koperattiva Rurali Manikata and the Manikata Parish Church.
Stands were set up selling fresh fruits and vegetables, typical Maltese foods in pumkin base, crafts and pumpkin sculpture, children playing area, exhibition of vintage cars and motorbikes, Hospice and Permaculture from Rabat.
All proceeds from the event went towards financing KRM projects, including the restoration of Ir-Razzett tal-Qasam; suppporting the Funny Farm horse sanctuary, the development of a rural heritage trail stretching from Għajn Tuffieħa to Manikata; the planting of endemic and indigenous trees, shrubs and plants; the planting of olive trees in abandoned fields in order to turn them into profitable olive groves; and the restoration of the armoury of the former Għajn Tuffieħa Royal Marines Training Centre.
Another raising fund was organized by the Arab Culture Information Society in aid of the injured people of Gaza in Gaza War.
Live entertainment featuring The Quicksand Band and Maltese folk music by 2 musicians from Gozo (Astra Folk Group).
With kind permission, 3 traditional Maltese melodies arranged, played and recorded by Benny & Tonia were used as background music for this video.
Note: Video only shows some of the activities.
Videophotographing, photos and editing by Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech.
Produced by Alfred and Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech, Mosta, Malta.
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