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Oktoberfest provides fun, entertainment


The Rotary Club of Pietersburg 100 and the German community of the city’s annual Oktoberfest that was hosted at Bolivia Lodge on Saturday evening, remains to be remembered as one of the city’s major social highlights of the year.

Cindy and Nelson Marais set the pace in traditional German attire.

Velvet Sounds Oompah Band, based in Pretoria, provided traditional German music and songs and it did not take much encouragement for guests to take to the dancing floor and join in fun and dancing.

Liquid refreshments were served from a bar managed by members of the Rotary Club and beer and Jägermeister seemed to be the popular choice. The ladies of the Rotary Anns provided a traditional German meal that included Bockwurst, Kartoffelensalat, Sauerkraut and Kassler, rounded off with apple tart and custard as desert.

Peter Mockford, President of the Rotary Club of Pietersburg 100, thanked the community and businesspeople of the city for their support towards the event that was not only hosted to raise funds for charity, but also aimed to bring the community together for an evening of fun and entertainment.

Story, photos & video: BARRY VILJOEN

The Velvet Sounds Oompah Band performs at the Oktoberfest.

Members of the Rotary Club of Pietersburg 100, Eugene du Plessis, Andy Maritz, Bokkie van Kraayenburg, Ian Duncan and Grant Daly assist at the bar.

Peter Mockford, President of the Rotary Club of Pietersburg 100, with ladies of the Rotary Anns that was responsible for the catering.