Kensington Spring Fair delivers another fun-packed day

Kensington residents came out in numbers to enjoy the annual Kensington Spring Fair on September 2.

Rhodes Park was buzzing with people who came to find something special and have some fun.

The 27th spring fair proved again to be the highlight of the Kensington calendar.

The fair was opened by Jeppe Boys, and the crowd was also entertained throughout the day by different acts, including fighting fit demonstrations, dancing dogs, the marimba band from Jeppe Girls and singers Diana Lee and Dawnay.

The fair catered for young and old.

Adults’ activities had great prizes up for grabs. These were donated by local businesses.

The Kensington Spring Fair is the highlight of the Kensington calendar.

Children enjoyed the day with Sherpa Kids organisation, which kept the children busy with different activities.

There was also tennis coaching, bicycle road safety lessons, jumping castles, face painting and craft activities.

One of the highlights of the day was the puppet show presented by Kensington’s famous puppeteer, Margaret Auerbach, who kept the children spellbound with her show.

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“There was something for everyone at this year’s fair, which had a record number of vendors attracting lots of attention.

“There was a variety of foods and crafts stalls, which catered for everyone.

“Vendors have already expressed interest in returning for next year’s fair,” said Kensington Residents and Ratepayers Association (KRRA) chairperson Kgomotso Modise.

Rhodes Park was a hive of activity when Kensington hosted its annual Spring Fair.

Local charities Strathyre Girls Home, AIM Centre and Kensington Lions Club also had the opportunity to showcase their work.

Residents and the association supported the charities with donations.

Hundreds of new and second-hand bras were donated by visitors to the fair and were handed over to Strathyre Girls Home.

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The Kensington Library held its annual book sale.

Visitors felt safe thanks to the presence of ADT, Chubb Security and police.

Service organisations educated the crowd on their different initiatives.

The spring fair attracted fair lovers from Kensington and surrounding areas.

“As KRRA we would like to convey our heartfelt thanks to all who made this event possible, particularly to Clean Village, who ensured that the park was in pristine condition and that the fair remains an incident-free occasion, as well as to all the many volunteers who gave of their time to run the event,” said Modise.

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Busi Vilakazi

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