Sonel opened her home up to us again this year and played host to PE Pearls Ladies Circle No. 19 Year End Function, Christmas and Slumber Party on 4 December 2021.

Dressed in our Christmas themed clothing, we began the evening with our last Business Meeting for 2021 and were very proud to have inducted 2 new members to our Girl Gang, Chantalle Le Roux and Tanya Ferreira.

Once the formalities were out of the way, family and friends came together around the dining room table to join hands in prayer and give thanks for the food and company afforded us, followed by a meal fit for a Queen.

During November we ran a “Pick Your Prize” Charity Raffle to raise funds for the APD Wheelchair Wednesday as well as our Charity Fund.  Entrants had 4x prizes from which to choose and it appears that biltong is a very popular choice.  After our Christmas dinner we did the draw for prizes Live on Facebook. Congratulations to the following people, and thank you once again for your kind support:  Tina Bekker who won the prize for a Kiddies Party Package (10 kids) worth R2 500 sponsored by Tumble Bugs, Alotofun Castles and Londt Park Sports Club.  Marinus Rautenbach for winning the Double Up Voucher worth R1 200, kindly sponsored by Pabala Private Nature Reserve.  Pienaar Allers who walked away with a voucher worth R270 for a Full Set of Acrylic Tips, sponsored by Nails by Sonia; and Brian Bezuidenhout who won the Biltong Hamper worth R200 sponsored by Lochners Biltong Walmer.  We would also like to sincerely thank our sponsors for these great prizes, we truly appreciate this.

Before retiring to bed we played a card game which had us in stitches to the point that none of us were able to breathe; laughing and giggling for hours afterwards.

We had all the ingredients for an amazing end to a productive year; delicious food and wine, fabulous friends and family, fun-filled party games providing much laughter, and topped off with a warm bed and morning coffee.