ABH CHATSWORTH FAIR CELEBRATES SILVER JUBILEE
By: Marcelle Naidoo
This year the Vodacom ABH Fair celebrated its 25th anniversary and no less than past years, the event was a resounding success.
The fair ran from the 31st of July to the 4th of August, hosting numerous competitions and performances. The aroma of food and chatter of little children is what creates the festive atmosphere that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
People go to the fair for many different reasons, some enjoy the crowd and meeting with friends, others love the adrenaline rush from the awesome rides but without a doubt the main reason for the large crowd is the variety of exotic cuisine.
Aryan Benevolent Home (ABH) prides itself on motivating and helping the community by offering care to the aged, orphaned and disabled. People are offered the opportunity to hire stalls at the fair and the money that is made goes to charity. Schools from all over Chatsworth are invited to attend the fair at no charge when in an excursion group, but the minimum fee for adults is R20 and R10 for children. Local dance schools and performing artists were given a platform to showcase their talent and the audience was encouraged to partake in the festivities. Vodacom was the main sponsor of the ABH Fair amongst many others this year.
Parking was efficiently provided and security was tight, Warrant Officer S. Derrick Chetty from the South African Police Service in Chatsworth said that their role at the fair is to provide security. “We aim to educate people on the dangers of drugs and we are trying to promote the culture of non-violence in our society,” said Chetty.
Steven Moodley, a scholar who attended the fair on Saturday night enjoyed the vibe and wide range of food stalls; however he was not happy with the choice of music. “The lines were a bit long and the music was dead but it was a nice vibe.”
The ABH Chatsworth Fair looks forward to many more successful years of entertaining and uplifting the community.