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Hundreds turn out for Apollo Beach Kite Fest

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image Skylar, 8, enjoyed the day on the beach. Photo Kevin Brady

Children and the young at heart were supplied with free kites, food and drink.

Perfect weather drew more than 200 people to the Apollo Beach Kite Festival, more than double last year’s attendance and the largest crowd ever for the six-year-old event.

The free event, where children and the young at heart are supplied with free kites as well as free watermelon, cookies, chips and water, took place April 12 at the Apollo Beach Nature Center. Begun as part of the beachfront community’s 50th anniversary celebration, the festival has become a community staple.

“It was a great turnout,” said Mary Lou Luce of the Apollo Beach Beautification Committee, the all-volunteer community group behind the festival. “All the donations mean we will be able to buy more kites and hot dogs.” 

The nonprofit group also holds an annual plant sale and installs Christmas decorations and patriotic and holiday banners along Apollo Beach Boulevard.

For more information about the ABBC, email Mary Lou Luce at coachandml@aol.com.

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