2016 OBX Watermelon Festival Raises More Than $5,000 for
Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition
August 15, 2016 – Locals and visitors, alike, came together to enjoy lots of tasty watermelon and support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition at the 10th Annual Outer Banks Watermelon Festival on Thursday, August 4 at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head. The event raised $5,110 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.
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 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 Kitty Hawk Kites 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.”
The Outer Banks Watermelon Festival is one of many annual events hosted by Kitty Hawk Kites annually. Learn more at kittyhawk.com/events.
About Kitty Hawk Kites
With locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites is the largest retail and recreation outfitter on North Carolina’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 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.