AshaKiran to host 5th Annual Community Kite Festival
Published on February 28, 2017
Huntsville Parks & Recreation, as well as the Multicultural Affairs office are joining AshaKiran to host the 5th Annual Community Kite Festival this Saturday, March 4, in John Hunt Park. The festival is an event that brings together diverse groups from the community for family fun and strives to bridge language and cultural gaps. It will have more than 90 exhibitors sharing their information to help enhance quality of life, live entertainment, kids crafts and activities, food trucks, giveaways and “Oh, by the way, we can fly kites,” says Kenny Anderson, Multicultural Affairs Officer for the City of Huntsville.
The Community Kite Festival is set for Saturday at the Jaycee Festival Grounds and surrounding areas at John Hunt Park, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free parking is available at the Joe Davis Stadium lot with a shuttle to transport patrons back and forth. Handicap parking is available directly in front of the Jaycee Building.
Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will give opening remarks at 11 a.m.
“This is one of those annual events that bring together people from every demographic of the community, across the spectrum of communities and neighborhoods,” said Anderson. “It’s people from social and civic organizations, academic institutions, family social service groups and neighborhood associations. You have so many different people and everybody’s out there for the same reason: They’re supporting the community.”
The first 100 children to arrive will be given free kites, and a limited number of kites will be on sale from Chicago Kite. Participants may bring their own kites to fly as well.
Chicago Kite will be flying some of its enormous specialty kites. Says Anderson, “That’s always a magical part of the day.”
AshaKiran is committed to educate, empathize and empower persons of South Asian and other foreign-born origins while providing culturally sensitive and confidential services to people experiencing traumatic/stressful situations.
For more information, contact Josia Fiora, AshaKiran Community Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org