‘7de Laan’ star a main attraction at church’s 50-year celebrations
ZANE Meas better-known as Neville Meintjies, one of the stars of popular television soapie 7de Laan, will attend a gala dinner to be hosted at the War Memorial hall in King William’s Town this weekend.
Meas, who plays the role of the editor of Hillside Times in the popular soapie, will be the guest speaker.
The gala was organised by Schornville-based Uniting Reformed church organising committee under the leadership of chairperson, Roydon Julies, and treasurer Fergus Russell and is being held in conjunction with their 50th anniversary.
Julies said the theme for this year’s anniversary is “The Lord has been faithful to us thus far”.
The present church was built in Schornville in March 1966 under the direction of Reverend Koerkop and was started in the previous Leightonville in Ginsberg.
Julies said due to the Group Areas Act, the church was forced to move from Ginsberg to Schornville.
“The church has played a pivotal role in the struggle for freedom against the apartheid regime as it was the venue for gatherings and meetings as well as to print pamphlets,” Julies said.
The Border congregation consist of three wards, namely Breidbach and Khomga – with Schornville the oldest.
“Reverend Clinton Petersen is our consulting reverend and our emeritus professor Sam Abrahams was for 25 years our reverend,” Julies said.
“Key figures and previous church board members who were playing an important role in the development and success of our denomination include John Kennedy, Moos Hartney, Piet Vass, Japie Pitt and Bernard Russel.”
The event starts at 7pm on Saturday where a three-course meal will be served and admission is R200 per person.
For tickets or more information contact 083-747-7993, 076-910-5778 or 079-692-9868.