Knights of Columbus Annual Kite Festival

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Knights of Columbus 6th Annual “Time to Fly” Kite Festival Livingston Community Health “Community Health Fair”

Hundreds of colorful kites will fill the skies over Livingston Middle School at the 6th Annual Knights of Columbus “Time to Fly” Kite Festival, Sunday April 9, from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. This FREE event is a celebration of professional and leisure kite fliers with some of the most colorful giant “show kites”  that can be shaped as planes, birds, dogs, pirate ships and even octopuses. The Merced County Sheriff’s Huey Helicopter will land to kick of the event and the First 500 Kids get a free Kite so get there early.  The Kite Festival is presented by Livingston Community Health, First 5 Merced County and Hot 104.7.

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HEALTH FAIR: Livingston Community Health will provide a FREE full service health fair onsite with free preventative screenings and resources for the community.  Come get your FREE blood glucose, blood pressure, and vision checked along with FREE dental screenings!

KITE ACTIVITIES: GIANT Kite Flying Demonstrations by 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.

NEW THIS YEAR!  Rubik’s Cube Solving Contest!

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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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