Festival promises to be a hit

2015-12-15 06:00

Grassy Park residents and communities in the surrounds can look forward to a great line up at the Grassy Park Community Festival this year.

Currently running in its 15th year, the festival, which unites communities, promises to be a hit.

Patrons of this popular festival, taking place at the Grassy Park Civic, will have lots to look forward to with a highlight of the festival being the switching on of the Christmas lights this year.

Greg Philander says out of the 15 years that the festival has been running, the lights have only ever been on once before.

“This year we got confirmation that the lights will be up so people will have that as something to look forward to. We have many exciting things lined up for the community to keep them entertained over the festive period,” Philander says.

The festival kicked off last night and will continue until Wednesday 23 December.

The festival which is run by NPO Grassy Park Community Festival Night Market and Events is run solely on proceeds from vendors and stalls booked for the duration of the event. This year Jive is the sponsor of the event.

“Residents look forward to the festival and we get people from all over Cape Town coming out in support of the event. This year will be no different and certainly better,” he says.

The festival will see a talent show, a neon fun walk, live entertainment, a carols by candlelight evening as well as a Mr and Miss Grassy Park.

“We are looking at showcasing the talent in our areas. We want raw talent and people who would not otherwise be afforded the opportunity and exposure to be a part of the festival.”

Entry to the night market and festival is free.

To enter competitions, prices are as follows: Mr and Mrs Grassy Park – R10 for juniors, R15 for teenagers and R20 for 18 and older. Talent search: R20 per person,

The fun walk will cost R5 for primary school pupils, R10 for high school pupils, R15 for 19 and older and sporting bodies and clubs enter for R20.

V If you would like more information or to book a stall, call Lynn Vester on 073 863 7704, or Like their Facebook page.

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