Support local businesses: When an event is planned by and hosted in a community, chances are that local businesses are involved. In South Africa, small businesses are oftentimes overlooked.
More people tend to gravitate towards large stores and corporations, despite the fact that local businesses oftentimes have higher quality goods. There are so many reasons to support local businesses: they help fuel the local economy, the owners are from your own community, etc. By engaging in community events, you have the opportunity to learn about the local businesses in your area and support them financially.
No matter who you are or where you live, participating in community events can make you a better person