So dit was die 190ste vejaarsdag viering van Elim en wat ‘n besonderse naweek was dit nie, die hemel het oop gemaak en vir ons water van verandering geskep, gelukkig net genoeg om ons lippe nat te maak verde was dit sonskyn en smiles all around 😀
Die fees het die vrydag aand afgeskop met die Mej. Blommefees en Glamorous Granny, moenie vir my vra wie gewenit nie want by daai tyd was die fees al STERK aan die gang by my, al wat ek onthou is daar was ‘n midnight jol en toe die ligte aangaan was ek lights out.
Die volgende oggend was daar ‘n MTB race en 10km pretdraf sorry maar “I had one to many drinks” to attend any of those jislaaik noudat ek hierdie berig skryf lykit my ek het klomp uitgemis.
Nee wag wag ek onthou daar was optogte met die brigade en perekarre daar was ook ‘n steeks perd wat nie wou hardloop nie maar nah ‘n bietjie gesukkel het hy weer in rat gekom – that’s what I call Horsepower ;-).
‘n Dag vol pret en plesier vir almal tot die klien kinders kon oppie jumping castle’s and waterslides speel terwyl die groot mense hulle lywe skud saam met “Koekie”…of as hulle miskien ‘n stukkie koek wou geniet was die watermeul resturant oop vir tee daarby.
Die Elim Heritage Centre or Info Centre was open for you to view and take a trip down memory lane and I mean 190 years is worth alotta memories, I even found out some history on my family name which I would like to do some further research on.
They say the best way to find out about the history of Elim is to speak to the locals, and what better way than to do this around a fire…the Rugby field was turned into an outside bash as the fires were burning and stories were shared, old memories recalled and new memories made 😀
What is a birthday without cake, the sunday service was blessed as we sang happy birthday to Elim and everyone was treated to a piece of the 190 cake – the wind of change is definitely in motion but the tradition and heritage is still valued and upheld in our Little Dorpie called Elim.
I think we have alot to be thankful for and I liked the fact that they had this Labyrinth of Gratitude which I hope will stay and that everyone who walked the path felt some form of inner peace and gratitude, I know I did.
Thank you to the Fees Kommitee and all the beautiful people of Elim for the great Fees it was thoroughly enjoyed by all I’m sure.
‘Carpe Diem’ – Sieze The Day.