A Happy National Watermelon Day, Indeed!
August 3, 2015 – Locals and visitors, alike, came together to enjoy lots of tasty watermelon and support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition at the 9th Annual Outer Banks Watermelon Festival this past Thursday, July 30 at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head. The event raised $3,500 for the Coalition, which 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 North Carolina in a positive and proactive manner.
Funds were raised through ticket sales and local vendors. Tickets were used for festival attendees to participate in games, crafts, and various watermelon competitions including the Scoops Watermelon Ice Cream Eating Competition, Brew Thru Watermelon Relay, and the highly anticipated Watermelon Eating Competition.
“We are proud to support such an important organization here on the Outer Banks,” said Kitty Hawk Kites Founder and President, John Harris. “The safety of our locals and visitors is paramount to the Outer Banks experience and we’re grateful to all who participated in this summertime tradition.”
With locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites is the largest retail and recreation outfitter on NC’s Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites offers the largest selection of kites, toys, flags, and wind art on the OBX, as well as a leading assortment of quality resort apparel, footwear, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sunglasses, gifts, adventure and beach gear and more. Kitty Hawk Kites is also home to the largest hang gliding school in the world, while also offering 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 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.