To the Editor:
East Branch Friends of the Arts would like to thank all the wonderful friends, neighbors and visitors who came out on Fathers Day to fly kites and have fun in nature’s stadium at Marcy Field.
This year’s theme was “Harmony.” Special thanks go to the talented vocalists who entertained us throughout the day led by our own Emcee Bob Andrews. A mixed chorale sang four sets of rounds and campfire songs and a men’s ensemble did a beautiful rendition of Balm in Gilead that can be heard on EBFA’s Facebook page.
We also want to thank the students from Keene Central School who sold kites at a brisk pace until they ran out and Rob Hastings and his Rivermede Farm crew for their hard work running a very busy food and beverage concession all day long. Not to mention Town Supervisor Bill Ferebee and his team who have helped us plan this event from the very start and the New York Kite Enthusiasts (NYKE) members who come each year with their spectacular kites, banners, bols, bubble machine and, for the first time this year, air cannon that launched candy into the air to the great delight of kids of all ages!
Kite Fest 2014 was made possible, in part, by the Essex County Arts Council CAP Grant supported by the Essex County Board of Supervisors.