S.M.O.G.A celebrates anniversary with bazaar

By Marc Membrere 02 December 2021, 10:53PM

The Marist Brothers Primary School field at Mulivai was turned into a marketplace full of cheer and joy on Thursday as the St. Mary's Old Girls Association (S.M.O.G.A) hosted a bazaar as part of its anniversary celebrations. 

The bazaar event comes after the opening of the school's netball court on Wednesday which was also part of the anniversary of 65 years since the establishment of St. Mary's College at Vaimoso.

S.M.O.G.A throughout its events were divided into ten teams which each had their own stalls offering a variety of food and items on sale to the public that had attended the event on Thursday.

The ten teams were: Team 1 Sr Emeritiana, Team 2 Sr Mary Cyprian, Team 3 Sr Aquin, Team 4 Sr Emanuela Betham, Team 5 Sr Mary De Paul, Team 6 Sr Vitolia Mo'a, Team 7, Sr Rose McAloon, Team 8 Sr Losalia Mulipola, Team 9 Sr Pelenatete Peni, and Team 10 Sister Makalita Meni.

The team captain of Team 2 Sr. Cyprian Regina Arabella Lemisio was happy about the event on Thursday despite the struggles in preparing for the event.

"The reason behind the bazaar is honoring the work done by the Sisters so with this bazaar we're selling things so all the money received will go back into S.M.O.G.A. for any other projects and any renovations for the school," Ms. Lemisio told the Samoa Observer on Thursday afternoon. 

"So with the project that was opened, the netball court so probably we'll just add another one to add on to it. Maybe a monetary gift on top of the project that exists now."

Ms. Lemisio told the Samoa Observer that all the funds received at the bazaar on Thursday will all go back to S.M.O.G.A and its ongoing promotion of the school's alumni and anniversaries. 

"Thank you to the supporters that are coming to support because they're not only here to support my team, the SMOGA, and our 65th-year anniversary celebration," she told the Samoa Observer.

The bazaar event on Thursday comes after weeks that the association has been conducting charity work at various organisations such as the Samoa Victim Support Group (S.V.S.G), Loto Taumafai, and the Home of the elderly at Mapuifagalele.

By Marc Membrere 02 December 2021, 10:53PM
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