If­tar ends with food, friends

COM­MU­NITY GATH­ER­ING FOR PEO­PLE TO COME TO­GETHER AND EN­JOY GOOD COM­PANY OVER FOOD

Shepparton News - - NEWS - By Tara Whitsed

It was a cel­e­bra­tion of great com­pany, de­li­cious food and the break­ing of the Ra­madan fast — If­tar — at a Shep­par­ton home on Satur­day night.

Sev­eral cul­tures came to­gether at the home of The Eth­nic Coun­cil’s Be­tul Tuna, where guests en­joyed de­li­cious Turk­ish food pre­pared by the Shep­par­ton mother and helpers.

‘‘We’ve got heaps of dif­fer­ent foods — lentil soup, rice, beans and much more,’’ Ms Tuna said.

Ms Tuna said the gath­er­ing was held for the sec­ond time, fol­low­ing the suc­cess of last year’s If­tar cel­e­bra­tion.

‘‘We put out an in­vi­ta­tion on Face­book and also in­vited peo­ple through word of mouth,’’ she said.

Ms Tuna said about 100 guests were ex­pected to at­tend the event which of­fi­cially started at 5.16 pm when the Ra­madan fast was bro­ken.

‘‘Peo­ple tend to come through at dif­fer­ent times dur­ing the night,’’ she said.

The gath­er­ing was about com­ing to­gether and en­joy­ing good com­pany over food.

‘‘That’s what the Ra­madan cul­ture is all about,’’ Ms Tuna said.

To­gether: The In­ter­faith Net­work’s Nora McCarthy, Elis­a­beth Holdsworth, Rev­erend Chris Par­nell, Ros­alie Mus­ton and Chris Walker.

Good com­pany: Rana Yilma and Fatma Sahin were all smiles at the gath­er­ing.

Ser­vice with a smile: Se­her Avan was on deck serv­ing up soup to the guests.

Din­ner guests: Shep­par­ton’s Ebony Nel­son and Joseph Far­ren.

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