kitefestSummer season has just begun and as it is known to be the time of kite enthusiasts to take some hours of relaxation while watching at their personally-made or commercially-owned colorful kites under the heat of the sun, Barangay Casay has allocated, since 2005, a day to gather these kite aficionados.

In cooperation with the Municipal Government of Dalaguete, Barangay Casay will be having its 8th Kite Festival this April 15, 2012 at Casay Airstrip featuring the Search for Festival Queen 2012 in its debut staging.

Colorful and artistic display of kites will once again beautify the sky to amaze spectators that will take part of the visual feast.  The annual event had attracted out-of-town participants every year.  So far, 14 participants coming from Cebu City, Talisay City, Carcar City, Argao, and Casay have confirmed their participation and the number which is limited to only 25 entries is expected to rise as registration is still on-going.

A number of activities are fully lined-up for the one-day affair.  A motorcade will formally start the festival at 8:00 AM from Casay to Poblacion then back to the airstrip where an opening program will be done starting at 10:00 AM.  While organizers, sponsors, participants, and spectators have their lunch at 12:00 noon, there will be a live performance that will feature J.R.I. Band from Mandaue City, a band owned by a foreigner who is, at the same time, the lead vocalist and the husband of a Casaynon.

At 1:00 PM, the Kite-Flying Contest will kick off at the spacious area of Casay Airstrip, the former private airstrip of once world-renowned Argao Beach Club.  It will then be followed by the debuting “Search for Kite Festival Queen 2012” wherein gowns to be worn by five contestants will be made of indigenous and recycled materials.

There will also be a photo contest participated exclusively for Casay local amateur photographers.

A coronation of “Kitefest Buddy” will be staged at 9:00 PM at the Casay National High School followed with a disco.

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