"TIME TO FLY" KITE FESTIVAL

Presented by Knights of Columbus and City of Livingston

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The Knights of Columbus presents The Week of the Young Child and K97.5, 4th Annual “TIME TO FLY” Kite Festival.

EVENT IS FREE to the Public the first 500 KIDS get a FREE KITE.

The Festival will kick off THE WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD and will start with the Landing of the Merced County Sheriff’s Huey Helicopter promptly at 9:00 AM

KITE ACTIVITIES: GIANT Kite Flying Demonstrations by Brian Champie, George Halpin, Mike North, the Macias Brothers and others, Kite-making workshops for all ages, Kite Building Contests, and “The Jim Strealy Memorial Sugar-Free Candy Drop.” Presented by Winton Ireland Strom and Green Insurance Agency.  (This is an event where a giant Kite is flown and candy is dropped from it).

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OTHER ACTIVITIES:  Other activities for all to enjoy will include;  The Livingston Rotary Club Pie Eating Contest, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Kite, and informational Vendor booths, safety demonstrations from PG&E, Livingston Police, Fire, CHP, and Merced County Sheriff.

The Merced County Sheriff will be present show casing their arsenal of crime-fighting tools including their 1973 UH-1H VIETNAM-ERA HUEY Helicopter, Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Armored Vehicle, “Bearcat,” and The Sheriff’s Water Rescue Boat. Come meet and thank some of the dedicated officers including the pilots and SWAT and Dive Operators.

ENTERTAINMENT (CULTURAL PERFORMANCES): South Pacific/Hawaiian Dance, Philippine Dance, Punjabi Dance, Kids and Adults Folkloric Dance, Aztec Dance, and Los Viejitos Dance Groups. We will also have the Livingston High School Band, Kids Ballet Groups, Kids Karate/Kickboxing Demonstrations, and many more.

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The Merced County Sheriff will be present at Livingston’s 5th Annual Kite Festival showcasing its arsenal of crime-fighting tools including their Robertson R44 Raven II helicopter and 1973 UH-1H Vietnam-era Huey Helicopter, Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Armored Vehicle, “Bearcat,” and The Sheriff’s Water Rescue Boat. Come meet and thank some of the dedicated officers including the pilots and SWAT and Dive Operators.

KITE BUILDING PRIOR TO FESTIVAL: We will be doing Kite building days at local Head Start Centers in Livingston and Delhi. Parents will be invited and encouraged to come and help their kids build kites.

CANDY DROP:  “The Jim Strealy Memorial Sugar-Free Candy Drop.” Presented by Fluetsch and Busby Insurance Agency.

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PIE EATING CONTEST:  Livingston Rotary Club Pie Eating Contest

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We expect a crowd of over 5,000. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter kite flying and building competitions and win a variety of wonderful prizes. Don’t have a kite? Don’t worry! The first 500 kids get a free Kite and we will have kite-making workshops for children to build their own kites. We will also have kite building days at local schools the week leading up to the Festival all with BLUE tails to represent the week of the young child.

There will be plenty of space for free flying kite lovers or those who prefer to stroll around and just enjoy the magnificent view and entertainment.  DELICIOUS FOOD WILL BE SERVED BY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCILS from Livingston, Planada, Atwater, and Merced.

Don’t forget to enter FREE Kite Building Contest!

Non-Food Vendor Spaces Available SEE VENDOR TAB

Contact: Julio Valadez 209-277-1402

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