The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce is holding the 19th Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival this Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Green Hill Park in Roanoke County. The Richmond Air Force (RAF) Kite Club is returning to amaze attendees with enormous handmade kites and extraordinary flying stunts.
Admission and parking to this event are free and it is the perfect weekend activity for the whole family. Come enjoy the variety of food, arts, crafts and corporate vendors; relax on the lawn or test your own kite flying skills. The first 500 kids (12 and under), will receive a free event t-shirt and a kite.
The kite festival is presented by Kroger. The kite sponsor is Yokohama. Corporate sponsors are Mount Regis Center and the Salem VA Credit Union. Kid Activity sponsors are Salem Parks & Recreation, Freedom First and Southwest Virginia Moving and Storage. The RAF Kite Club Sponsor is Chick-Fil-A, Salem and Arby’s with Salem being the meal sponsor. SERVPRO is the Emergency/Police Sponsor. Media Sponsors are Q99 and WSLS-10. Hotel Sponsors are the Hampton Inn & Suites-Roanoke Downtown, the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, the Holiday Inn Tanglewood, the Hyatt Place Valley View Roanoke Airport/Valley View Mall and the Hampton Inn & Suites-Roanoke Airport. T-Shirt Sponsors are the Salem Civic Center, Appalachian Power, Roanoke College, Salem Health & Rehabilitation Services, LOTZ Salem Chapel, Plastics One, and Northwest TrueValue Hardware. Other sponsors are Roanoke County Parks & Recreation, Swift Print, Roanoke Golf Cars, The Engvalls, Corrugated Container Corporation, Growing Up in the Valley and Salem Parks & Recreation.
Pets are prohibited at Green Hill Park and all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce: www.s-rcchamber.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-387-0267
-Submitted by Jill Sluss