August 16, 2016

2016 OBX Watermelon Festival

Raises More Than $5,000 for Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition

Watermelon Fest

Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition

August 15, 2016 –
On Thursday, August 4th, locals and visitors alike came together to enjoy lots of tasty watermelon. They came to support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition at the 10th Annual Outer Banks Watermelon Festival at in Nags Head. In total, the event raised $5,110 for the Coalition. OBBPSC helps facilitate the education and awareness of practical bicycle and pedestrian safety to drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and all those who live or visit the Outer Banks of .

Funds were raised through ticket sales and local vendors. Festival attendees used the tickets to participate in games, , and other various watermelon competitions. Additional activities included the ice cream eating competition, watermelon seed spitting competition, and the highly anticipated watermelon eating competition.

“We truly appreciate everyone who came out to enjoy this summertime tradition, while also supporting this extremely important Outer Banks organization,” said Founder and President, John Harris. “The safety of our locals and visitors is critical to this community. And we’re proud to be able to help raise awareness and funds for this very worthwhile cause.”
Kitty Hawk Kites hosts many annual including the Outer Banks Watermelon Festival. Learn more at kittyhawk.com/events.

About Kitty Hawk Kites

With locations from to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites is the largest and recreation outfitter on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites offers the largest selection of kites, toys, flags, and wind on the OBX. As well as a leading assortment of quality resort apparel, footwear, , sweatshirts, sunglasses, gifts, adventure, beach gear and more. Kitty Hawk Kites is home to the largest school in the world. And also offers more than 20 other outdoor recreation activities.

About Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition

The Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition is a group of committed and concerned citizens from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. These citizens are interested in the safety and betterment of pedestrian and bicycle safety. The mission of the coalition is to help facilitate the education and awareness of practical bicycle and pedestrian safety to drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and all those who live or visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina in a positive and proactive manner.

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