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2011 Kite Festival

MEA members Brian Anthony, Johnny Chou and the staff at the Ocean Beach Recreation Center welcomed the sunshine and slight breeze which helped to make this year’s 63rd Annual OB Kite Festival a huge success. The OB Rec. Center and the OB Kiwanis Club partner every year to bring the longest running kite festival in the United States to our local community.

Starting in the morning and going into the afternoon, families built kites in the recreation center then flew their carefully-constructed creations from the black top as well as in the grass sports diamond of OB Elementary School. In between running, playing and occasionally getting their kites in flight, kids enjoyed hot dogs, root beer fl oats, amusements rides and face painting.

In the afternoon, everyone was invited to join the kite parade which breezed its way down Newport Avenue. Thanks to Brian, Johnny and all of the OB Recreation Center staff for helping to put on such a fun, high-flying, family event!