The parishioners of St. Martin in the Fields reports its First Kite Festival was a huge success. There were 147 children who made and flew their kites at Harry Benning Park this past Saturday. The delight on the children’s faces as they flew their kites in the baseball field was a sight to warm the coldest heart. This was St. Martin’s largest attempt at “community outreach” and to have it be a success gave US warm hearts.
This success was the result of the generous donation of local businesses, organizations and individuals:
Rice Township police in directing and controlling traffic
Wright Township Fire Department explained the works of firefighters and their to truck to countless children
Mountain Top Ambulance Association not only allowed us to use their building for our food sale, they had an ambulance and crew there to explain their work and act if needed
Rice Township Supervisors cooperated by not only a generous donation but allowing us to use the Park and the parking lot by the municipal building
Chiverella Bus Company supplied a shuttle bus to and from various parking lots.
Rice Elementary School allowed the use of their parking lot as did Cornerstone Church and the Independence Fire and Rescue.
St. Martin’s would like give the advertisers in the Festival Program a special thank you for the purchasing ads that helped pay for the kites.
A thank you to Allen Dennis and Kirk Spencer for using their trucks and muscle to haul tables, chairs and miscellaneous items back and forth between the Church and the Park.
The Mountain Top Garden Club beautified the Park gardens with fall flowers. The gardens look great! Thank You.
A big thanks to the event’s entertainers: Balloon Artist, Ryan Cornellius; Face Painter, Gemini Jess; D. J., John Rose; and Bounce House provider, The Moon Walk Guy.
The Members of the Pocono Kite Symphony are an extremely dedicated group of kite lovers who left their homes in the early hours to get to Mountaintop and spent the six hours teaching 147 kids to build and fly kites. A big, big thank you!!
A special thank you to the Mountain Top Eagle for the excellent publicity. It helped make the Festival a success! Your dedication to community happenings is wonderful.