All roads led to the Dutch Reformed Church hall in Aberdeen last Saturday for the annual Thanksgiving Fest.
Organiser Luise de Jager was thrilled with the turn-out of visitors, with many travelling from Graaff-Reinet, Murraysburg and even further afield. All the tables were laden with assorted baked goods and fresh produce, most of which had been generously donated for the festival.
As always, the longest queues were for the meat! The frozen meat tables were stacked high with assorted cuts of mostly venison and lamb, which were snapped up. The team cooking the braai meat battled to keep up with the demand, as several people came armed with their own large containers for take-aways. For the first time this year, venison sosaties were on the menu, and as De Jager explained, these small tasters gave many people the opportunity to sample a meat which was new to them. There were some requests for goat, and they hope to be able to offer this as well next year.
Those with a sweet tooth were catered for with an abundance of cakes, puddings, and pancakes. Many took advantage of the coffee shop set up in the centre of the hall, and enjoyed catching up with friends and sampling some of the treats.
The organisers would like to thank all who contributed towards the success of the day- those who prepared food, gave donations, and worked on the day, as well as the members of the wider community who came along to support the event. Financially and socially, it was even more of a success than last year.