Kites filled the sky above George Core Park during the kite flying competition.


Kites filled the sky above George Core Park during the kite flying competition.



After some quality time spent waiting for Mother Nature to supply the wind, more than 20 participants across three age groups had kites soaring through the air.



Children and adults alike enjoyed that hung above the park during the afternoon festivities.



Though twisted lines and temperamental kites threatened to ground some of the competitors, teamwork prevailed and the dragons, butterflies, sharks, planes and fish were in the air.



In the 10 and under group, first place went to Genavieve Rocha; second place, Taylor Burkett; third place, Brayden Dailey.



Winners for the 10-14 group; Wilson Turner, first place; Brian Burkett, second; Joel Bogaert, third.



In the 14 and older category; Ian Williams, first place; Brian Burkett, second place; and Richard Aarons, third place.



“It was a successful event,” said host Mike Lacour. “We look forward to doing it again next year.”



The event was a joint fundraiser between the Gulf County Soccer Boosters, Port St. Joe Youth Soccer and Port St. Joe Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Dana Boyer and Steve Kerigan were official judges for the competition.