A street bazaar was held in Graskop on July 27. Ted Bones, organiser and Secretary of Graskop Chamber of Business and Tourism (GCBT), said the bazaar is there to unite the town, while also providing a platform for residents to make an income.
A variety of items were put on display, including handmade clothing, paintings, toys and not forgetting tasty sausage rolls, popcorn, biltong, amongst other things.
“We thank the community for their participation, they really supported the initiative. Last month we had nine tables, this time we have more than twenty tables, it means we are growing,” said Bones.
He added the bazaar also focused on inspiring student entrepreneurship. “In the last bazaar we had two tables from kids and this time we have five. We want to build this up so that we can have one massive event at the end of the year, but we have to start small,” he said.
Graskop Unit Manager, Kemmy Mashego, welcomed the street bazaar and also pledged the municipality’s full support.
“I appreciate the ideas that are brought by Ted (Bones) and the GCBT. The community must buy into the efforts by residents who are trying to improve unity and safety in town. As TCLM we are fully behind the street bazaar because it allows local people to know each other better. We invite all stakeholders to come on board in order to make the town work,” said Mashego.
Entrepreneurs interested in securing tables for the next Street Bazaar and/or Staffie Rally can contact Amanda Bones on 081-826-1181.
Nicole Fraser standing next to a table put together by her sons Arion and Relic Fraser. Their table featured items such as pet stuff, handmade soap, bath salt, toys. The proceeds went to the animal shelter GAIN.