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19th Annual KIDZ ‘N’ KITES

Author: Anonym/Tuesday, September 6, 2016/Categories: General,

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Town of Niagara – Just because school will be in and summer will soon be out, doesn’t mean that outdoor fun is grounded.

The 19th Annual “KIDZ ‘N’ KITES” will take off Sept. 17 in Veterans Memorial Community Park for a day of kite flying and fun for the entire family.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the first 1,000 children through the gates will receive a free event T-shirt, kite, hot dog lunch and a ticket for the prize drawing. All activities will run 12 to 2 p.m. The public is reminded that there will be no rain date this year.

“Come fly with us in celebration of youth” is the theme that has continued through the years as families enjoy sports, fun, food, and learning at the free event. Thanks to the generous donations of the event’s many sponsors, children and their parents can take part in balloon making, face painting, a car seat safety check and enjoy a kite flying demo, the Niagara Falls Police Department command center, animal and wildlife rescue groups, the Fall Fire Department fire house, animals from the County SPCA and much more. Providing the background atmosphere will be music by DJ the Dee Jay.

Featured this year are some special “Gold Flyer” sponsors who contributed $1,000 or more to the community event. These include WKBW-TV/DT, Fidelis Care, and the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston.

Event chairman this year is Aaron Mentkowski, WKBW CBM chief meteorologist. Assisting with the set-up, registration and clean-up are dozens of volunteers from the County Department of Social Services, Sheriff’s Department and Youth Bureau, whose organizations also sponsor the event.

The festivities are capped off by the comic juggling of Injest.Com and drawings for the many donated prizes, as well as some award presentations.

Also sponsoring the event are the Sheriff’s DARE program, Niagara PAL, the Town of Niagara, Jonathan “J-Mill” Miller Memorial Fund, Berkshire Farms, Grigg-Lewis Foundation, VenTek Inc., M&T Bank, Niagara-Orleans Central Labor Council, Niagara-Choice Federal Credit Union, Modern Disposal, Elks Lodge 346, Seneca Gaming Corp. Catholic Charities, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 237, Sahlen’s, Fresh Bake, Reid’s Drive-In, Mighty Taco and Wegmans.

More information is available at 278-6872.
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