On 23 December 2016 the Sedgefield branch of Knysna & Partners, in collaboration with Sotheby’s Sedgefield, hosted the third Sedgefield Beach Festival, which proved once again to be a overwhelming success, attracting both locals and visitors eager to have lots of fun – and all for a worthy cause. The festival has enjoyed steady growth since its inception a few years ago.
All proceeds raised in this year’s Sedgefield Beach Festival will go to our our local heroes from The National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa (NSRI). Several events took place throughout the morning, including the Citta Slow Fun Run, the Sandcastle Building competition and the Sotheby’s Treasure Hunt. A total of R3545.00 was raised collectively from these events as well as from raffles tickets sold for lots of generously sponsored prizes.
The day started early with a well-attended Citta Slow Beach Fun Run organised this year by Misfit Events. The event saw 80 participants enjoying the sublime scenery that Myoli Beach has to offer. Our very own local semi-finalist in the Miss South Africa competition, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, opened the Fun Run event and then came in 3rd place in the Ladies Division. (Please support and vote for this beautiful and remarkable young lady in the upcoming Miss South Africa.)
Once again, as in previous years, both first and second place was awarded to a sibling pair, therefore definitely making it the best family fun run of the season.
Great prizes from so many generous sponsors were up for grabs for the participants of the Sandbuilding competition. The theme this year was “Christmas time and festive fun and giving”. 14 masterpieces were built on Myoli Beach comprising of a Santa, Christmas trees, reindeer, snowmen, Christmas presents and even a mermaid or two. This year judging was very tight with local kids winning by only half a point. The first five places were awarded incredible prizes along with two consolation prizes.
No one walked away empty handed and a host of additional prizes, giveaways and lucky draws were dished out. Prizes this year were sponsored by San Parks, Sotheby’s, Pine Lake Marina, Misfit Events, Knysna and Partners, Sedge Links, Beach you to it, Pick n’ Pay, Hospitality and Home, Van Tonder inc, Ooba, Lizzy’s Hair and Beauty, Aquaman, Lemon and Lime, ZinkaSA sunscreen (who turned the beach goers pink with their sunscreen promotion), Eden Adventures, Tiffany’s, Just Water, Cycleworx, Blackwaters River Lodge, Brent Harris, ADT, Gordons Seafood, Nail Box and a Helicopter Flip sponsored by Christine and Francois Marititz.
The day was ended with the Sotheby’s Beach Treasure Hunt for kids as well as the very messy egg toss. A family on holiday in Sedgefield commented “This is the end of our holiday and today has definitely been the highlight”.
Be sure to note this festival on your to-do list for the 2017 December holiday – when the the Sedgefield office of Knysna & Partners and Sotheby’s Sedgefield will once again plan the 4th annual Sedgefield Beach Festival. A BIG thank you to the Garden Route San Parks for their continued support for this event.