“Like Cinderella, I do not want this to pass and the clock to strike midnight.”
So said Overstrand Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie on Friday night at the Cape Whale Coast variety show and charity ball, held at the elegant Arabella Hotel & Spa.
The entertainment was tops, with singer Devon Scott joining forces with all the artists present to sing a song he had written especially for the event. Other entertainers included the Zwelihle Marimba Band, Abagold Choir, Goodness Gracious, Snater Teater, Gerry Fourie and Tribal Echo.
The biggest surprise treat was the drill manoeuvre done to music by the talented men and women of the Overstrand Municipality Protection Services.
The Sewejaartjie award for excellence was presented by Botha-Guthrie to Dieter Odendaal for the hard work he put into organising the event and making it such a memorable occasion.
After a gourmet three-course meal, guests danced the night away to the sounds of Goodness Gracious.
The event served as a springboard for the creation of the Mayor’s Charity Fund, initiated to help welfare societies and people in need. Botha-Guthrie’s first area of focus will be Camphill Farm in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. She said Camphill Farm’s management have agreed to turn one of their buildings into a frail-care centre, but there are still so many additional issues that need attention.
)A DVD capturing the evening’s gala will be available from Friday at R120.
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