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Time To Fly- Annual Kite Festival in Livingston

“It’s a bird! It’s a plane!” “It’s Merced County Sheriffs Huey Helicopter!” Well actually, it could be all three at Livingston's 4th Annual Kite Festival. The 4th Annual “Time to Fly” Kite Festival is FREE TO THE PUBLIC and is presented by the Knights of Columbus and City of Livingston to kick of The Week of the Young Child in Merced County. Sunday April 12, 2015 9am – 4pm Livingston Middle School 101 F Street Livingston, CA 95334 The Merced County Sherriff will be present at Livingston’s 4th Annual Kite Festival showcasing its arsenal of crime-fighting tools including their 1973 UH-1H Vietnam-era Huey Helicopter, Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Armored Vehicle, “Bearcat,” and The Sheriff’s Water Rescue Boat. Come meet and thank some of the dedicated officers including the pilots and SWAT and Dive Operators. There will be GIANT Kite Flying Demonstrations by Brian Champie, George Halpin, Mike North, the Macias Brothers and many more. The Kite Festival will have activities for everyone to enjoy including Kite Building Contests, Pie Eating Contests, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Kite, and informational Vendor booths, plus various cultural performances. We will also have safety demonstrations from PG&E, Livingston Police and Fire, CHP, and Merced County Sheriff and of course, “The Jim Strealy Memorial Kite Candy Drop.” We expect a crowd of over 5,000. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter kite flying and building competitions and win a variety of wonderful prizes. Don’t have a kite? Don’t worry! The first 500 kids get a free Kite and we will have kite-making workshops for children to build their own kites. We will also have kite building days at local schools the week leading up to the Festival all with BLUE tails to represent the week of the young child. There will be plenty of space for free flying kite lovers or those who prefer to stroll around and just enjoy the magnificent view and entertainment. Food will be served by Central Valley Knights of Columbus. Don’t forget to enter FREE Kite Building Contest! PROCEEDS BENEFIT LOCAL YOUTH SPORTS For more info, pictures of last year’s event, and vendor application, visit our website:, Like us on Facebook: for your chance to win a 70 Inch stunt kite! Contact: Julio Valadez, Chairman 209-277-1402