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Lions Club host potjiekos competition, raise money for projects


The Pietersburg Lions Club did not only raise money for its community projects during a potjiekos competition in the city on Saturday, but also provided an opportunity for members to socialise.
Competing teams started with preparations in the late morning and were ready to impress the judges with their culinary masterpieces after some hours of careful nursing.
Lamb shanks appeared to be the favourite basic ingredient for the potjies, but an ordinary boerepotjie with beef and a sweet chilli sauce, made by Celeste and Michael Siemelink, emerged as the winner.
The Three Jacks and a Jill team, Marius Liebenberg, Ken Hart and Sid and Sonja Paul was dressed in red T-shirts and special caps and had passers-by turning around to enjoy the inviting aroma of their potjie.
Entertainment was provided by Albert de Wet, a musician and singer from Pretoria.
President of the club, Karl Varkevisser said that the money raised will be deposited in the club’s community projects account that is utilised to support a number of projects. “The event also an opportunity for members to socialise and to enjoy fellowship,” Varkevisser said and thanked the sponsors for providing prizes that included a raft cruise, game drive and bush picnic and a walk with lions.

Story and photos: BARRY VILJOEN


Winners of the potjiekos competition, Celeste and Michael Siemelink, made a boerepotjie.

Partners Bazil and Caron Newham nurse their lamb shank potjie, to be served with basmati rice.

The Three Jacks and a Jill team, Marius Liebenberg, Ken Hart and Sid and Sonja Paul at their lamb shank potjie.