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San Carlos Kite Festival Takes Off This Weekend

For families in San Carlos, April always means kites!

Thanks to the work of San Carlos resident Juan Reyes and his family, the San Carlos Kite Festival has brought out kids and families to enjoy something that children of all ages can enjoy for the last 18 year.

The founder of the Kite Festival, Reyes added, “Sometimes the adults are more into the event than the children because it brings back memories of when they were children and they flew kites. We get a lot of positive feedback from the adults.”

“We started this because we were part of a community development team in 1999, and we were trying to encourage the community in activities that brought everybody out. It provides something for everybody,” Reyes, the owner of Texas Tarps, said.

The 19th Annual San Carlos Kite Fun Fly Festival takes off this Saturday, April 7 from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 noon at the San Carlos Endowment Center Park, located at 107 North Sunflower (Hwy 107 & Sunflower Road).

Over the years, other groups have joined in the Kite Festival. This year, the Edinburg Boys and Girls Club and Hidalgo County Precinct Four will also host of the activities.

Families are encouraged to bring their own kites, and parents are asked to stay with their children because the smaller children often struggle when putting together a kite.

Some kites will be given out until supplies run out. While Reyes had held kite building workshops in the past, he will be available to help out with any kite problems participants might have. He will also have a table when he can teach participants to build some simple paper kites.

Music will be provided by a DJ and Edinburg Dance Centre will provide a hip hop performance. Vendors will also be in attendance with health and summer program information. In addition, a soccer camp hosted by UTRGV and RGV Toros and STEM Fair conducted by Dr. Ludy Avila, professor STC will be provided.

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