All Spruits - World Cleanup Day 2023

16 September

Feeling the Power of Pennies

What’s better than being poked in the eye with a sharp stick? Why, winning the Power of Pennies draw worth R5800 at the Taste of Punjab restaurant on Wednesday night, of course.

And if you don’t believe me, just ask Karlien Kruger, whose name was drawn out of the hat (a Zulu pot, actually) at an informal get-together. Drawn by a Dutch businessman, no less, and drawn along with a rubber snake!

The Power of Pennies gathering with the winner, Karlien Kruger, standing 6th from the left

The Punjab provided drinks and snacks for the informal gathering organised by Helene Bramwell, where it was announced that the number of participants had increased significantly from the first draw in December last year. The aim is to get more (and more) people to join for the equivalent of only R100 per month to stand a chance of winning 50% of the money accumulated over the previous 4 month period.

Tinie holding the rubber snake while Jankees Sligcher and Julian Nagy look on

Martin (Tinie) Barten, Jankees Sligcher’s visiting Dutch from Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies, did the draw from the Zulu pot, which also contained a toy rubber snake.

Tinie was unfazed by the schoolboy prank (maybe it was Dutch courage) and proceeded to draw Karlien’s name.

A very chuffed Karlien Kruger after her name was drawn

Just think, with more contributions, the winning pot could be even bigger in four months’ time and you could be the winner. As they say, “You need to be in it to win it!

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