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Potjie teams pick up the pace

DOUGLASDALE - The number of teams is steadily growing for Douglasdale Community Police Forum's potjie competition.

Jean Berdou, chairperson of the forum, said 12 teams had registered but he was hopeful that all 25 team places would be filled.

As reported in Cooking up a potjie storm, week ending 2 August, the forum is hosting a potjiekos competition, What’s Cooking, in the parking area of Broadacres Shopping Centre on 31 August. The cooking competition aims to build relations between the community, police and community police forum.

“I encourage all community members and businesses to enter teams. It is also a great opportunity for upcoming chefs to show off their abilities,” said Berdou.

He added many sponsors had donated food and spices for the competitors to cook up a storm, but each team was required to raise at least R2 000 to enter as a fundraising initiative for the forum to help Douglasdale Police Station.

Some of the food made will also be sold for funds, but the rest will be handed out by Douglasdale police to people in the informal settlements within the Douglasdale policing area.

According to Berdou, the day is about supporting and building relations between all sectors of the community.

The potjie competition is not only about cooking: there will be entertainment for all ages and the chance for companies to exhibit. It will also be an opportunity for the community to meet the forum’s members and sector chairpersons.

Details: 011-467-5699 or Anne de Witt or 082-652-4766.

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