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PHOTOS: Medieval Feast one for the ages

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The Port Shepstone Lions hosted a Medieval Feast charity fundraiser at Port Shepstone Country Club on Saturday.

The parking area outside Port Shepstone Country Club was transformed into a magnificent tented medieval banquet hall. The 520 guests went out of their way to dress up according to the theme. Kings, queens, princes, princesses, maidens, bishops, knights, crones, hags, peasants, witches, serfs and an array of other medieval characters arrived full of fun and laughter ready to enjoy the event of the year.

The marquee was beautifully decorated by Jenny Vogt and her team of Lion Ladies and helpers who spent many days creating the various decorations and props for the event. The fun props outside the hall included stocks, a hang man’s noose, an executioner’s block and a jousting log.

King Mervin (Lion Mervin Curnow) and Queen Lyn (Lion Lady Lyn Curnow) of the Royal House of Daisy presided over the feast. The “royal couple” graciously allowed guests to visit the facilities and provided salt for their meals during the course of the evening.

Prizes for the best-dressed lady and best-dressed man were presented to Lize van Niekerk and John Graham respectively.

A very delicious three-course meal was provided courtesy of Harbourview Superspar and Michael Frey’s Fresh Meat with the assistance to the Clubhouse Café.

The music and lighting was superb. Local band, The Gentry, comprising of James Carlsen (guitar/vocals), Princess Dube (vocals), Jonathan Brauteseth (keyboards), Gavin Hughes (drums), Brent Geldenhuis (bass), Wayne Coughlan (guitar) as well as DJ Belinda kept the dance floor full until the early hours of the morning.

Thanks to the wonderful support of our community, a substantial amount of money was raised for charity. Port Shepstone Lions would like to express their very sincere gratitude to the following individuals, sponsors and helpers who contributed towards the success of the event:

Graeme Milligan and Harbourview Superspar, Michael Frey and Frey’s Fresh Meat, RTS Trading for the charcoal, Jenny Vogt and The Costume Shop for the décor, Paul Apostolides and Riversmead Farm for the chickens, Port Shepstone Country Club, their Exco and Manager Carrie Pieterse, Dean Margison and the Clubhouse Café, James Carlson and The Gentry (including DJ Belinda) and Project Convener Lion Jean Masson.

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