The sun and the community were all out for the 16th annual Sun and Salsa Festival in Kensington yesterday.

Sandra and Perry Logan, along with their son Nate, came down from Airdrie just for the festival and were on a mission to try salsa from all 39 businesses.

“It’s been perfect,” said Perry. “The weather has been co-operating and it’s good to see the community pulling together like this.”

Kensington businesses came out to compete in the salsa-tasting competition, with awards given out for best salsa, best presentation and most creative.

Going for its sixth win for best salsa was the Broken Plate with its Kopanisto salsa, filled with roasted red peppers, feta cheese, cream cheese and spices.

“It’s No. 1 on the strip,” said Chris Burylo from the Broken Plate. “We’re really excited to be here.”

Chips were available for $3 with proceeds going to support the LEAD Foundation and Agape Hospice.
“Kensington has always sold itself as a village. Villages look after each other and their members,” said organizer Annie MacInnis.

“That’s why this shopping district considers charity fundraising a significant aspect.”

Final results from the salsa competition will be in today, said MacInnis, who expected more than 90,000 people to attend the festival.

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