Glendale’s Fish Braai

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A Fabulous Fishy Function in February for Friends and Families!

The Braaiers.

As expected, 7 February was a day to remember. Glendale’s annual fish braai once again hit the Cape scene and the campus was abuzz with activity.

A crowd of approximately 450 guests and residents came to partake of fish braaied to perfection, salads ‘to die for’, a variety of fresh fruit and decadent donuts aplenty. The atmosphere was jolly and festive, laughter and gaiety being the order of the day. And noticeable was the cross section of all age groups, further proof, of the popularity of this event.

Highlight of the day was the attendance of Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille, who charmed everyone with her warmth, compassion and her humble and down to earth approach. She thanked the Glendale staff in particular for their dedication.

In his welcome Solly Greenstein, chairman of Glendale, praised the premier as a fearless and courageous fighter for the underdog.

“Although a high profile lady, she has not lost the common touch and she is proudly South African.”

Auctioneer Joey Burke, a man who is capable of getting blood out of a stone, once again succeeded in getting much needed cash from the bidders at the auction.

Rabbi Sackstein won the raffle, the prize being a four-day safari to the Kruger National Park, air flight included.

Grateful thanks go to Selwyn Schiff of Shoprite Checkers and Bernard Zive of Snoekies Wholesalers for their major involvement in supplying all the provisions and fish for the braai … plus more.

Too numerous to mention are the many others who contributed so generously, both in goods and kind. To them we offer our grateful thanks for helping make this day so successful. Let us also not forget the braaiers, who did such a magnificent job as usual.

Last but not least, kudos go to Julia Rabie for successfully co-ordinating this function and to her committee who ably assisted her. In particular, mention must be made of Larry Sherman, Selwyn Solomon and Mervyn Stein.

Monies raised from this event goes into Glendale’s Medical Assistance Fund, which is for the benefit of indigent residents.

The fish braai has ended … but the memory will linger on for weeks to come …

See you next year, same time — in February — same place!

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