The Best-Dressed award during this year’s SPCA Mutt Mile went to mom-and-daugter team Charmaine and Hayley Waller. Photo supplied.
Date: 02 December 2021 By:
The SPCA Louis Trichardt was once again overwhelmed by the support they received from the community during their fifth annual Mutt Mile on Saturday, 27 November, combined with their very last farmer’s market for 2021.
“It was a busy and festive morning, despite the cold and a bit of wet weather to start with ... It was fantastic to see all the faithful Mutt Milers and familiar furry faces, but how amazing to see so many newcomers to the race too!” said the local SPCA’s Alicia Thomas. As always, the farmer’s market boasted some stunning goods, gorgeous plants and delicious food for sale.
The SPCA thanked all their sponsors who helped make the day extra special, including Letaba Wireless, who sponsored cash prizes for the Best Stall of the day and all the winners in the 5km, Mutt Mile and Best-Dressed Categories.
The first junior home in the 5km run was Diana Jordaan, while Jason Janse van Rensburg was the first senior to finish the race. The first veteran was Brian Peli.
The first junior to cross the finishing line in the Mutt Mile was Carlize Pretorius, with the prize for senior Mutt Miler going to Christiane van Heerden’s Bruno, who is 14 years old. The Best-Dressed award went to mom-and-daughter Charmaine and Hayley Waller, while runner-up prizes went to Jani Badenhorst and Arora, Jonathan and Coco, Francois, Vicky and Carla Smith and Lexi and Dian Smith and Olivia. “Congrats to Dela Rey Steyn for winning the amazing Christmas hamper!” said Alicia.
Alicia also thanked Cristine Nortje of ‘Beauty by Cristine’ and the Pieterse couple of Seisoene for sponsoring the prizes for the second- and third-best stall of the day. Kobus van Wyk from Isis Décor sponsored the tables and chairs, so that all patrons could sit in comfort and enjoy their meals. Legacy Animal Clinic and the SPCA itself also sponsored some goodie bags.
A few more special thank yous went to Leach Printers, Super Signs, Madi Gras Water, Elize van der Goot and to each stall that donated an item toward the Christmas hamper raffle. Thanks also went to Andy and Elsie Went, who manned the SPCA’s second-hand-goods stall, Rozanna Scorgie-Spence and Janet Parkin, who co-ordinate the SPCA farmer’s market.
Persons wishing to find out more about the next farmer’s market or who would like to book a stall can phone Alicia on 084 900 5332.