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Karib Cable 15th annual ‘King of the Park’ named

Karib Cable 15th annual ‘King of the Park’ named


Damian Bengy, whose kite was made entirely from cloth and depicted photographs of some of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ best known politicians, copped the “King of the Park” title, after flying away with the “over age 16” and the “largest family” categories, when Karib Cable staged its 15th Annual Kite Flying Competition at the Rabacca, on Sunday, March 24.{{more}}

Bengy walked away with a handful of prizes, including a 32” HDTV, a trophy, medal, six-pack of Vita-Malt, six pack of Busta and Fruta mixed drinks and gifts compliments Premier Distributors and Karib Cable.

On being named King of the Park, a delighted Bengy said: “I started to make and fly kites from a very young age, as designing things is something I love. My family and I, (especially my mom Annette) were really looking forward to the kite flying competition. I decided to use a bed sheet to make my kite because of the size and I didn’t want the wind to damage it. The pictures of the Prime Minister, Luke Boyea and the Vincy flag were something I used to commemorate our nationality. I am thankful to Karib Cable for continuing with this tradition and as a young adult, when I get children I am hoping to pass on to them how to build and fly kites. I’ll definitely be back to defend my title next year and to see what great prizes I can win again.”

Other notable winners at the grand family-oriented activity included: Makela Jones, who won the under 10 category; Lester Jack, who won the 16 plus category; 12-month-old Tishornique Medica – the youngest flyer; Kingsley Davis – the oldest flyer; original kite won by Annette Bengy; smallest kite won by Jemmel Williams; the largest kite, a whopping nine feet by seven, was won by Dave Sutton; the Bengy, Johnson and Fergus families were acknowledged to have won the most registered family members in the competition.

Vance Garraway marketing executive of Karib Cable said “I am really pleased with the intensity and professionalism of the participants and the large crowd that came out to watch the kites and who had an enjoyable family fun day. This was Karib Cable’s fifteenth annual kite flying competition and it just shows that a tradition of building and flying kites lives on. We are already making preparation to stage the event for 2014 and we are hoping to include Union Island into next year’s activities.”