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Sunday, 31 August 2008


Well it has been a long time in organising or so it felt but last night was the culmination of a number of weeks of hard work by all concerned and we had a fantastic night. The Benoni Country Club was the venue for a glittering evening. The venue had been decorated to a fantastic standard by a company called Decor Delight and it certainly was that.

The room was draped in black and white fabric which fell from a glitter ball to the sides of the room giving a feel of a luxurious tented oasis. Tables were in black and silver with centre pieces which rose up and were lit by fairy lights. Sheer magic. Thank you Decor Delight. The picture here does not do justice to the scene.

We had so much input from so many generous people that we will be saying thank you for a long time and I am sure will have a touch of writers cramp.

A stunning cake was made for us by a lady Eugene a great friend of Benoni SPCA.

Eugene created a scene of dogs and birds and small creatures including a pair of lady birds. The bird is sitting on the edge of a bird bath which had a special jelly in it to look like water,
The 60th Birthday was in gold as was Benoni SPCA . This was a master piece of rich fruit cake and transporting it was quite stressful lest we damage it. Thank You Eugene for a stunning cake

We had the donation of a second cake with the SPCA logo as the decoration. Again this lovely sponge was a delight and was donated by Bully’s Biltong & Tuisnywerheid, (home bake shop for non Afrikaans speakers) of Kempton Park. Thank You also for this lovely cake which was eaten by the late nighters and much enjoyed. One good friend had about three slices so I think that is a great testimony to how good it was.

The two little dogs in each corner and the SPCA colours were really special.
Chris our MC really did a great job and even gave advice on how to administer pet medication and the like. Even advising that before trying to use a straw to blow the tablet into the pets mouth you check that it is suitable for human consumption - the medication that is, as so often they just know when to blow and when to suck.
The music for the night was by NIKO a one man band who had disco but who also had a great voice and sang while playing the guitar and sang Elvis, Bee Gees and the like. Dancing was good and we were well entertained through the night.
But our paying guests and special friends were not just let of with this. We had so much more lined up for them, but we will continue that another day with more photos and tales.