I spent my Saturday at the Marianas Winds Kite Festival and Cultural Food Fair. What an exciting event. It is growing by leaps and bounds.
The organizers have a vision to make this a showpiece annual event that draws large numbers of tourists as spectators and as participants while remaining a fun event for families and other residents here on Saipan as well.
I wrote a piece about this in Sour Grapes which I will publish here tomorrow, so I won't belabor the point.
Here is somtething interesting that happened to me as I was leaving. A girl and her young brother saw me picking up a rare piece of trash left behind and came over to give me a bond paper trifold handout with reasons and rules about keeping our beaches and Island clean and litter free. They wanted to have the brother take a picture of 'Cilia' and I as part of her school project. I recommended that she get together with Angelo and maybe join one of his groups or get some assistance in growing their own. Maybe some funding would be forthcoming to print her brochures if nothing else. Good going!!
Yeah, I know....where are the photos of the Kite Festival? Welllllll, its a long story so I'll just ask someone else who was there to provide a couple of interesting shots.