Carnival time

2015-05-05 06:00

Funds raised through Harfield Village carnival will support various projects in the community.

The annual Harfield Carnival is said to be a gastronomic, musical affair for young and old.

The Harfield Village Association will host the carnival which will be held on Saturday 28 March.

Stalls are set to line 2nd Avenue while familiar shops open their doors.

James Fernie, chairperson of the Harfield Village Association, says they are fortunate to have Claire Commins come on board this year to organise this event.

“The scope of the carnival has been increased considerably due to the highly professional manner in which she has organised the event,” he says.

Commins says the carnival has long been known for its array of restaurants, from quirky to fine dining, family-friendly to Parisian pastries.

She says on the day of the carnival this eclectic neighbourhood will come alive as the community comes out to host the “greater Cape Town and its aunty”.

“Old favourites (restaurants) will put on a festival splash, alongside the avenue, while kiddies can enjoy jumping castles and face paints,” she says.

Commins says residents should: “Put the pooch on a lead, pop granny in a wheelchair, show dad to the craft beer and don’t forget your dancing shoes. Do what it takes, don’t miss the 2015 Harfield Festival”.

“The annual carnival is the main fundraising project of the association,” she says.

Fernie adds that all funds generated by the carnival are spent cleaning, greening and beefing up security in the village.

The association has supported the Friends of Harfield Parks, the Harlyn Neighbourhood Watch as well as the newly formed Harfield Village Community Improvement District.

For more information contact Lucretia Splinters by sending an email to carnival@harfieldvillageassociation.co.za to book a stall

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