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Monday, 29 September 2014

Makiti spirit not dampened by rain!

Montagu News - Makiti spirit not dampened by rain!
Montagu's 3rd annual Makiti Festival kicked off with a bang on Friday night with the local stage production, MimeTime and what a show it was!

A classic example of Montagu community collaboration, with just over R18,000 being raised for several well deserving charities.

The planned Saturday morning activities were met with the threat of rain. The street parade kicked off around 11am, with the rain clouds moving in fast.

Mother Nature's well-timed down pour resulted in many participants getting soaked, but it certainly did not damper the Montagu Makiti spirit. A special thanks to WCMBA under the guidance of CEO Fadiel Gasant for bringing the band to Montagu and still marching with RAD Foundation youth and inspiring them in the Heita Hello Heritage Carnival! Huge thanks to all who marched despite the weather.

The Museum Gallery saw a unique and breathtaking performance by the Zolani Youth choir on Saturday, followed by a very successful Boot Sale on Sunday.

Sunday offered some relief from the rain, allowing the potjiekos competition to kick off at Cabrieres. Fourteen teams went head-to-head in a close battle and after much deliberation the judges announced the Mimosa Lodge team the 2014 winners with their delicious guinea fowl potjie!

The empty shelves at our supermarkets were evidence of a well attended Montagu Makiti Festival, with renewed excitement and plans already in motion of what next year might bring. See you all there!

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