ABERDEEN NEWS - A successful inaugural mini bazaar was held in aid of Aalwynhof Home for the Aged in Aberdeen last Saturday morning, leaving the organisers and many customers satisfied.
One local farmer donated two sheep and two Angora goats, which were slaughtered and made up into meat packs for sale. Another donor from Graaff-Reinet gave a substantial amount of boerewors and mince, and many local volunteers baked and made puddings, cakes and other sweet treats.
The home-made ginger beer proved very popular, and the meat and boerewors on the braai, served with salads were quickly sold out.
The market was the brainchild of local businessman Jan-Hendrik Jordaan, who is initiating a project to raise funds to install solar panels at Aalwynhof.
"The electricity account at the home is very high, and if we can use solar power instead, it would not only be a huge saving, but would also take away the problems the home experiences during load shedding and power outages," said Jordaan.
The interest shown in this first market, and the project, has been very positive, and the management members of the home hope the market will expand and become a regular event on the Aberdeen calendar.
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