Aalwynhof bazaar

Taking advantage of the mild spring weather, the organisers of this year’s bazaar at Aalwynhof Old Age Home decided to spread the stalls between the car park area and the main residents’ lounge. This proved to be very successful and helped avoid some of the usual congestion which occurred in the past when everything was crammed into the lounge.

The bazaar was officially opened by Ds Abe Beyers at 10am, but as always happens, visitors started arriving well before then and indeed did brisk trade from soon after 9am!

In the shade under the carports, tasty curry and rice, the ever-popular bazaar puddings, and a group of volunteers manned the braai fires, keeping a regular flow of cooked meat going for the braai platters. A small amount of frozen meat was also available for purchase.

Inside the lounge, a few tables were set up for the café, which served a selection of snacks with tea and coffee. A long table was filled with whole cakes to buy – not filled for long, as these were snapped up quickly! A team was busy cooking pancakes, and had been given many orders ahead of time. Twice, the batter ran out and more had to be made, and eventually at midday the team called it a day. The two tables of handicrafts included many knitted goods and hand-painted wooden ornaments, which also proved popular.

Well over R21 ooo has been raised so far, with more donations still to come. Organiser Buks van Niekerk and her team all worked very hard, and would like to thank all who contributed towards making the day a success- not least the people of Aberdeen who came to support on the day.

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