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ONE OF THE many kites to be seen at the tenth annual Kite Day flies high over the campus of Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake on Saturday.

Up, Up and Away

By Matt Youngfrau
LOCH SHELDRAKE — May 8, 2001 – Each year, the skies of Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake become filled with a vast array of colors and shapes that can be seen from great distances. It is a sure sign that the annual Kite Day is back yet again.
This year, the tenth annual event took place on Saturday, May 5.
As in the past, many showed up to fly kites, to see people they have not seen in a while, and to just enjoy a warm spring day.
Many of the traditional favorites, such as face painting, pony rides, and kite demonstrations were once again a big part of Kite Day.
This year, there were several new offerings, including craft vendors. Such items as jewelry and woodwork were available for purchase.
Another new part of the event was the PRASAD Project. Their mascot was present to teach the kids about proper dentistry.
The first 200 kids at the event got free kites courtesy of Hudson United Bank. (The other sponsors of Kite Day were the Sullivan County Visitors Association and SCCC.)
This year, approximately 1,800 attended. While the event was scheduled to end at 3 p.m,, many stayed and continued to fly kites. Some of the demonstrations lasted past that point as well.

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