Kensington – The Rhodes Park will once more rise to the sound of music on September 8, when the annual Spring Fair kicks off, with the Jeppe Pipe band opening the event.
This will be the 28th anniversary of the event, which has become the suburb’s annual attraction. The event started as a community event to welcome spring in 1989.
The day will be celebrated with music and entertainment for the whole family. The focus of the Spring Fair this year is to showcase talented Kensington residents, called ‘for Kensington by Kensington’.
Transport will be available within the park to help the elderly and those unable to walk long distances.
Entertainment will be provided by Bobby Louw and Diana Diog. Various games and entertainment have been organised for children and adults. That includes a talent contest which will offer the youth a chance to display their talents. Prizes will be awarded to winning entrants.
A variety of vendors will provide an assortment of goods on sale. As usual there will be a book sale at the Rhodes Park Library for good quality books at amazingly low prices.
The association sponsors Kensington-based projects, such as PPS and Clean Village. The fair is also a means of providing charity organisations an opportunity to gather funds for their work.
Security will be supplied by Diligence Security, National Security and Fire (Pty) Ltd, Fidelity Security Services, Top Security and SAPS.
The entry fee is R20 for adults, R10 for children and R5 for pensioners.