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In Topic: Wildwoods International Kite Festival 2015

03 May 2015 - 03:03 AM

Two and a half weeks and counting!

 

New this year!  The ECSKC has a new format whereby they’ll feature a reduced slate of disciplines in exchange for more “play time” at the festival.  Eliminated are the precision events and on tap are the ballet events, which will all take place on Saturday.

 

A special thanks to Jared Haworth for coordinating this effort (of course, along with the team of sport kite folks) and for his always contributions to making this event work at Wildwood; to Will Smoot for being Jared’s equal side kick; and to Dennis Smith and Jack Wilson who will take over the throne in spearheading this aspect of the festival on site!  And thanks also for the folks who come out to fly and compete for the ECSKC – let’s see if we can get some more folks off of the boardwalk this year and involved in sport kite!

 

Registration:  Whether you’re competing in the ECSKC, part of the Op’s team, or attending to fly for fun, please remember to complete a Registration Form and get it to me no later than THIS UPCOMING Saturday, May 9.  Registrations received on or before that date do not incur the $10 on site registration fee. 

 

Media:  This year will include some great media opportunities.  Our very own Roger Chewning has initiated the “Wildwoods International Kite Festival” official Facebook page – why not look it up and join for all fun things WIKF related.  Roger’s on a campaign for the events 30th Anniversary and is looking for photos from “back in the day” to post.  Thank you Roger for your continued positive energy and push to keep WIKF vibrant and alive! 

 

There will also be various television and radio coverage throughout the event as well.

 

Friday Night!  Don’t forget to participate in all things for the SJKF Friday Night Social.  As always, the club is putting on a spectacular buffet at an extremely reasonable price AND, it’s all you can eat – who can pass up an offer like that – food and great camaraderie!  Following of course is the Friday Night Kite Fly – show the dark sky and the folks walking the boardwalk your best illuminated kite(s)!

 

Sunday Night Dinner  We’d love you to join us on Sunday night for dinner!  Once again we’ll be at Little Italy in Wildwood Crest, a short five block walk from the hotel.  Again, fabulous food, great conversation, and a room basically all to ourselves.  Be sure to include yourself in this gathering by indicating such on your Registration Form and/or at the tent on the sign up sheet.

 

Well, that’s it for now, we’ll see you in two and a half weeks and we all can’t wait to party and celebrate WIKF’s 30th Anniversary!


In Topic: Wildwoods International Kite Festival 2015

04 April 2015 - 10:40 AM

Hi folks,

 

Oh my gosh, thank whomever, spring has sprung!

 

With WIKF only eight (8) short weeks away, there’s a boat load of things to share with you!

 

Guests:  We have some wonderful folks joining us this year.  Characters includes once again Meg Albers & her cousin Nancy Houston; our Canadian friends Gary Mark, Walter Corsetti and Kevn Reynolds and Revolution’s sponsored team, 180Go!.  I truly just can’t wait until WIKF to see these folks, they’re a true asset with terrific personalities!  Yup, we’re going to have some fun!

 

SJKF:  The true “rock” club of the event, SJKF will once again host the Friday Night Social poolside at the host hotel, the Oceanic.  The cost is a mere $10 per person for an all-you-can-eat buffet filled with some of the best food this side of the Mississippi.  Festivities begin at 6:00pm.  PLEASE FEEL FREE < J > to help them out with food donations and / or assistance prior to 6:00pm with food prep, table set up, food/cookware transportation, etc.  There is an enormous amount of work that goes in to making this Social happen so if you can spare even just a short period of time during the day on Friday, it would very, very much appreciated.  Cel Dallmer is spearheading this festivity and she can be reached via mobile phone at 215 805 7498 or via email at cdallmer@verizon.net with your commitment to food donation and/or to time in assisting. 

 

Kite Makers Competition:  The Scott E. Spenser Memorial Wildwoods Kite Makers Competition is once again ablaze!  Via the generosity of SJKF, the Kite Makers Competition will include cash prizes and AKA membership!  There are varied categories and a myriad of details about the Competition which all can be found on the WIKF Registration Form (available on our web site, www.SkyFestivals.com > Events).  Be sure to check out this info and more importantly, “strut you stuff” by showing yourself and the kiting world what you’re made of! 

 

Lodging:  Don’t forget to make your lodging reservations!  Our host hotel is once again The Oceanic.  You may reach them at 609 522 6500 and be sure to mention you’re a kite flyer / attending WIKF for a discounted rate.

 

Some Other Stuff:  Our very own Roger Chewning is back and has gotten the bug to be a bit more involved in the event again.  Roger’s looking into some great communication options (which I know sounds a bit vague at the moment) but hold tight, I should have something more to share on this in my next post.

 

Auction:  This year’s auction is once again shaping up.  I’d like to ask that you remember that the auction supports maintenance of keeping this EVENT alive, and even more so now that one of our two sponsors has completely decided not to participate, so please, support the auction; it would be a wonderful thing to see this event continue and quite sad if it didn’t.  As always, if you have an item or items you’d like to donate, we are more than happy to accept them.  Whether you donate or bid, we sincerely appreciate your support!

 

 

I’ll post again in a couple of weeks with additional info so until then, safe winds to all and as always, I so very much look forward to seeing you all in a few short weeks!

 

Warmly,

Beatrix


In Topic: Wildwoods International Kite Festival 2015

21 March 2015 - 02:05 PM

Hi folks,

 

Just a quickie here . . . the WIKF 2015 Registration Form is now available for download at the Sky Festivals web site, www.SkyFestivals.com > Events!

 

Warmly,

Beatrix


In Topic: Wildwoods International Kite Festival 2014

18 May 2014 - 03:52 PM

Hi All,

 

FYI, if anyone is still looking for lodging, I have one room open and available at our host hotel, The Oceanic.  It is an oceanfront room, one queen bed, three nights, $300.  

 

If you're interested, give me a shout on my mobile at 732 822 4884 or email me directly at bpelton@SkyFestivals.com.  First come, first serve.

 

See you all in a few days!

 

Warmly,

Beatrix


In Topic: Wildwoods International Kite Festival 2014

12 May 2014 - 04:39 PM

Hi folks,

 

One week and counting – whooooo-hoooo!

 

A special “guest” – for those of you familiar with the movie via 20th Century Fox & Dreamworks,  “How To Train Your Dragon”, the sequel, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” will be released soon.  With that, I am ecstatic to share with you that a kite produced by Peter Lynn for the character “Toothless” will make an appearance and fly at WIKF!!!!  Come and see this bold, large, and very unique kite flying alongside you on Saturday!

 

Another special guest is “my brother from another mother”, Blake Pelton and his lovely wife Olivia who will be joining us this year!

 

ECSKC if you’re a novice, or any category flyer, WIKF is a great place to get your feet whet!  Be sure to register on site.  Jared Haworth and Will Smoot are happy to report that competition numbers increased last year – let’s keep the momentum going AND growing, and perhaps one day we can re live the days of “multiple heats” in given categories!

 

Kite Sales – for those who are interested in car collectibles, we have a very unique offering this year – Shelby Collectibles!  In extremely limited supply, we’ll have on hand everything from radio controlled cars to packages with track and cars to individual cars.  Some of the items aren’t yet even available in stores so come on in and check them out!  Of course, the normal and customary kites, accessories, event T Shirts and Dallmer Ducks will be available as well.

 

Sunday Evening Dinner – don’t forget to add your name on site to the Sunday dinner list at Little Italy.  The response for this to date has even surprised me.  This is when I personally begin to be able to breathe a little and I so enjoy it – it’s so great seeing all of the kiting folks together breaking bread and consuming adult beverages (remember, this is a BYOB restaurant)!  As we do every year, seating will begin all at one time, when I arrive, as per the restaurant’s request.  It’s important to keep in mind that they are doing us a huge favor by taking such a large party on one of their three busiest nights of this weekend.  Checks will be provided on a PER PARTY basis, not on an individual per person basis – we ask that you please be patient and understand that not everyone’s food will arrive at the same table at the same time (unless of course it’s all on the same check).

 

A Great Big Thank You – to all of you who will be attending; those making any contributions that I don’t see or hear of; to our guests; our sponsors; and especially to the FABULOUS Operations Team that helps in putting this event together.  While I know I always tell you, I really want to acknowledge you publicly – THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for all that each of you do, it is always so very, very much appreciated!  Now let’s party, shall we?!!!!!!

 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

 

Warmly,

Beatrix