Sugar Land celebrates art, culture and kites at Brazos River Park

Harmony Cardenas

The grounds of Brazos River Park welcomed pleased patrons for a colourful kite and art pageant on Saturday, March 26.

Kites, chalk art and meals vehicles all created a victorious return just after a two-year pandemic-pause, as did many games and rides. Inhabitants showed off their expertise at the a variety of competitions.

This year’s occasion drew practically 5,000 people, reported Kimberly Terrell, assistant director for Sugar Land Parks and Recreation.

“It’s been wonderful,” reported Terrell. “The group was phenomenal, the kites are wonderful, the music is fantastic. This is definitely our greatest kite festival still. We have two diverse levels this calendar year, more vendors, the remarkable Ferris wheel — but I imagine that men and women are just all set to occur exterior.”

Sugar Land firefighters and paramedics were being existing, all set to respond in scenario of emergencies.

“We have our crisis reaction car here,” stated Steve Wilhelm from Sugar Land Fireplace Station 3. “We are prepared to support in the occasion of an unexpected emergency. We have stickers for the young children and community education supplies such as brochures on hearth security.”

The annual Global Artwork and Kite pageant, a highlight for the Sugar Land local community, is a celebration of culture, group, art, songs, and foods.

Councilors Carol McCutcheon and Suzanne Whatley praised Sugar Land Parks and Rec. as properly as the sponsors and performers for arranging the function.

“The temperature was wonderful, and the wind was just right for flying kites,” stated McCutcheon. “The turnout was amazing! Moreover the kite-flying, my beloved component was observing so a lot of households and mates outside in the lovely sunshine experiencing all the pleasurable routines!”

“It was an absolute joy to see so several people and buddies alongside one another savoring so lots of pursuits on a stunning working day,” mentioned Whatley. “There was enjoyment mixed with rest — men and women chilling on blankets whilst some others climbed, rode and navigated via functions and continue to many others labored magic in the sky earning their kites dance. Memorable and superb! It was the initial occasion like this for a lot of persons, such as me- it undoubtedly will not be the previous.”

This year’s competition winners include things like:

Chalk Artwork

  1st : Rithwika S.

  2nd : Prajakti

  3rd : Nilah Carr

Highest Flying Kite

  1st : Wen Miao

Premier Kite

  1st : Ming Zo

Smallest Kite

  1st : Liam Wong

  2nd : Vanessa See

Most Distinctive Kite

  1st : Carmela Rubio

  2nd : Hany Sewi Lam and Mico Loh

  3rd : David Cramer

Foods Seller

  1st : Gelu Italian Ice

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