(St. Kitts) – Kite enthusiasts gathered on Good Friday just opposite the last roundabout in Frigate Bay from late morning until early evening to fly either ready-made or homemade kites.  This year, those who had homemade kites had the opportunity to win trophies for their creation.

The Rotary Club of St Kitts hosted and sponsored the competition, which was the final leg of a kite-making workshop offered by the Department of Community and Social Development.  Children who participated in the workshop were able to show off their skills developed over the past weeks.

All other persons flying homemade kites on the grounds were invited to participate as well.

The event was a success, attracting over 53 entrants for the competition and it offered a good fun day out for all the family.  The competition was split into two categories: under 16 and sixteen and over.  Participants were able to compete for “prettiest kite”, “smallest kite”, “largest kite” and “most unusual kite”.

President Leah Sahely was pleased with the turnout, “It was great to see the numbers we had today and the enthusiasm showed by the children who participated in the workshop”.  Director of Community and Social Development, Ms. Jovil Martin also expressed her satisfaction with the event

“The children had a wonderful time and it was a great opportunity for them to win prizes for their dedication and commitment to the after school programme which lead up to Good Friday”.   Participating Schools in the after school programme included, Tucker Clarke Primary, Irish Town Primary, Tyrell Williams Primary, Sandy Point Primary, Mansion Primary, Tabenacle Primary, Molyneux Primary, Saddlers Primary and Cayon Primary. The winners were announced at 2:30pm as follows:

Under 16 Winners

Prettiest Kite

1st Prize: Kerisse Hanley

2nd Prize: Devaskie Percival

3rd Prize: Meneliek Gumbs

Smallest Kite

1st Prize: Dequan Henry

2nd Prize: Kerrise Hanley

3rd Prize: Annie Keho

Largest Kite

1st Prize: Devon Richardson

2nd Prize:  No eligible contenders

3rd Prize: None eligible contenders

Most Unusual

1st Prize: Daniel Knot

2nd Prize: Devon Richardson

3rd Prize:Franklin Viarell

16 + Winners

Prettiest Kite: Detroit Henry

Smallest Kite: Curvis Jeffers

Largest Kite: Kurt Pollock