Community Kite Festival Promotes Social Justice

Posted on: 1:02 pm, March 9, 2013, by , updated on: 06:01am, March 14, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  The slight breeze was welcome on Saturday as Huntsville’s first ever Community Kite Festival took flight. It was hosted by AshaKiran and the City of Huntsville, together with 52 collaborative non-profits.

The festival was at John Hunt Park on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

AshaKiran means “a ray of hope” and the theme of the festival was “soar for social justice.”

Close to 1,000 people attended the event to support the idea of contributing towards creating a healthy and harmonious community.

Along with music and entertainment, organizations set up booths along the entrance to educate visitors about social justice issues and how to deal with them.

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  • The sky was filled with kites at John Hunt Park on Saturday.

  • The wind was perfect for lifting the kites on Saturday.

  • The giant squid kite was the one that garnered the most attention.

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

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  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

  • (Photo by Denise Vickers, WHNT News 19)

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