kite festival 2014We had beautiful, sunny weather with nice winds from 10-15 MPH a good part of the time. We counted over 350 cars, so there were between 1,200 and 1,400 people in attendance! The Bold Rock Duck Race netted $1,010 for the Spruce Creek Wildflower Gardens and other educational materials for our Natural History Center. Children enjoyed magician Brian Bence, musicians Kim and Jimbo Cary and their animal friends, and face painting by Mary Niday and family. We wouldn’t have been heard without Jim Peterson and his amazing sound system, and we would have been hungry without Blue Toad as the food vendor. Richmond Air Force had some new participants and Les Duty’s kite store had some awesome kites. This was a sanctioned event of American Kite Flyers Association (Will Smoot, Director and Jack Wilson, Region 3 Director). A big THANK YOU to Bold Rock Cidery for letting us use their fields and to all of our wonderful volunteers that passed out flyers, parked cars, worked the greeting table, helped assemble 400 children kites, supervised 50+ parachute races, and picked up trash. Thank you to all participants who came out to show your support. Next year: April 12, 2015, same place, same time for the 7th Annual Rockfish Valley Foundation Kite Festival!