Centennial events encourage kids to go fly a kite

Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM.

“We wanted to do something affordable and fun,” said Mike Lacour, Financial Analyst at City Hall and coordinator of the event.

As president of the Gulf County Soccer Boosters, Lacour and his wife, Becky have supported the youth athletic community for years and saw the kite flying event as a great way to raise funds for a local soccer coach, a position not budgeted by Gulf County Schools.

The Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf Guild will also run a preliminary Duck Derby prior to a larger-scale event planned for the Scallop Festival in August.

Kids will be able to “adopt” a rubber duck and the first one across the park’s lagoon will win prizes.

Food will be provided by the high school, desserts by the PTO and a raffle will be hosted by the youth soccer boosters featuring gift-card prizes from Sunset Coastal Grill, Provisions, Sister’s Café, Peppers and Bluewater Outriggers.

Lacour saw the contest as the perfect addition to the centennial celebration and was proud to see events planned that recognized the people who founded and supported the community.

“We hope this event will help to promote small-town attitude where everyone is welcome,” Lacour said.

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