Iftar ends with food, friends
COMMUNITY GATHERING FOR PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER AND ENJOY GOOD COMPANY OVER FOOD
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.