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25th Annual Kite Flying Competition Set for Easter Weekend

Turks and Caicos, April 6, 2017 – Providenciales – Bring your kite out for some fun and friendly competition on the beach this Easter weekend as the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board presents the 25th Annual Kite Flying Competition.

The much anticipated event will span the holiday weekend, with competitions held on Saturday, April 15th at Governor’s Beach in Grand Turk and at the Iris Stubbs Primary School in South Caicos, then on April 17th (Easter Monday) the festivities will continue at The Bight Park in Providenciales and at the Horse Stable Beach in North Caicos.

“The Tourist Board looks forward to another year of friendly community competition, goodwill and community spirit that the Annual Kite Flying Competition has created over the years,” says Oehleo Higgs, Senior Public Relations Officer. “We encourage our residents and visitors of the various communities, as well as corporate and civic groups, to come out and enjoy a good day of family fun.”

 The Annual Kite Flying Competition continues to display the traditional art of kite making and kite flying—a pastime for many local children and a treat for visitors to the destination. Now in its 25th year, the signature event is expected to be most exciting.  With the valued support from corporate sponsors, this year’s event will include the annual Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, and giveaways, as well as lots of food and drinks on sale by local non-profit organizations.

Kites entering the annual competition must be handmade and registered with the judges prior to taking flight. Kites in all classes must fly for at least 5 minutes. Kites flown in last year’s competitions will be disqualified from entry.  Prizes and trophies will be given for The Smallest Kite, The Largest Kite, Best Company Kite, Best Traditional Kite and the Best Overall Kite.  Children and adults are welcome to fly non-competition kites throughout the day and beyond the competition period.

For more information regarding the 25th Annual Kite Flying Competition, contact the Tourist Board office in Providenciales at (649) 946-4970 or in Grand Turk at (649) 946 2321.

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