Spring is around the corner and Kensington Residents and Ratepayers Association (KRRA) is gearing up for the annual Spring Fest.
Last year it was a two-day affair when the Saturday night boasted a movie evening and the Sunday event was the Spring Fest.
This year’s event will be held on one day, September 2.
Watch: FNB Joburg Art Fair
This will be the 27th spring event.
“The committee has been working hard to ensure that this year’s fair will be bigger, better, bolder and much more fun than previous fairs, with many exciting activities planned for the day. We want all of Kensington’s residents to join us for a fun-filled day packed with exciting stalls,” said Paddy Faller, member of the committee.
Also read: Mum and baby fair held at Italian Club
This year the fest will be running a sanitary and toiletry product collection campaign for the day.
The collection is for the Salvation Army Strathyre Girls Home.
“They are in need of the community’s support. We request that all visitors bring along some sanitary and toiletry items to the fair and hand it in at the Strathyre Girls Home stand, and support this worthy cause,” said Faller.
There will also be other Kensington charities on the day.
They have also teamed up with ZABRA, an initiative that collects unwanted bras whether new or used, to redistribute to those in need.
“This is an amazing initiative. They will also be donating a certain number of bras to the Strathyre Girls Home,” explained Faller.
KRRA will take the opportunity to shine the light on the importance of recycling.
Mpact Recycling will be at the Spring Fair to promote recycling.
“We are pleased that we have the support from Mpact Recycling. They will be talking about the Ronnie Bag recycling initiative.
“They will be providing advice and tips on recycling, and hand out free Ronnie Bags. We would request that everyone bring along some recyclable items and hand it in at the Mpact stall. Let’s see how many kilograms of recycling we can do on the day,” said Faller.
Fibrestream and Vumatel, the company that installed the fibre network in Kensington, will be at the fair to answer any questions residents may have regarding the fibre network in the area.
“We are proud to have these companies supporting our fair. We are happy to announce that they will be supplying free Wi-Fi at the fair,” said Faller.
There will be plenty of children’s activities, which will be co-ordinated by the local Sherpa Kids organisation.
“All the children will be well catered for with many different activities. Parents can be assured they will be in very good hands while they browse the fair,” said Faller.
Jeppe High School for Boys Pipe Band and Jeppe High School for Girls Marimba Band and Choir will keep fair-goers entertained for the day.
The annual Kensington Spring Fest was established in 1990 and is always held on the first Sunday of September at Rhodes Park.