90 years old an still dancing

Elizabeth Engelbrecht celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends at the St John’s Anglican Church hall, in Crawford, on Friday July 15. Everyone who spoke at her party described Ms Engelbrecht’s youthful zest for life, and this was evident on the dance floor where she took part in a line dancing routine of note, despite having had two knee-replacement operations. She is known for her work in various organisations and for several causes, but the one thing that remains close to her heart is the well-being of children. She is an activist for women’s and children’s rights. She is best known for her involvement in the Grassy Park Nursery School, of which she was a founding member, and dedicated 40 years of service to it. Ms Engelbrecht is also a jet-setter, having visited New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil, America, Germany, Canada, France, England and Zimbabwe. She loves hosting tea parties, ran 10km races up until the age of 73 and learnt to swim at 65.