Winter Texan Times

JANUARY 19, 2022 8 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Call today to schedule a free consultation and let us show you how professionally designed marketing materials with clear and consistent messaging can elevate your brand. You Only Get One Chance To Make A First Impression Make It Count With Promos & Prints On Your Side (956) 580-7800 1217 N Conway Ave, Mission, TX A Division of Nexus Publishing LLC door Kite Performances held at the SPI Convention Centre from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The indoor performance lineup boasts an array of internationally- known kitefliers. John Barresi holds thirty-one national championship titles and was the 2018 Open Individual Unlimited Ballet champion. John will be joined by the 2014AKA National Indoor Champion, James Fletcher (Baltimore, MD) as well as many talented fliers ~ Spence Watson (SeaTac, WA), Paul de Bakker (Oak Harbor, WA), Amy & Connor Doran (Seattle, WA), Paul Lamasters (Germantown, MD), Jim Cosca (Fort Washington, MD), Eli Russell (Medford, OR) and Brett Marchel (New Boston, MI). These amazing indoor fliers will show off their kiteflying talent as they hit the floor with their choreographed routines to a mix of jazz, swing, classic rock and pop music. If you have never been to an Indoor Kite Performance – you don’t know what you are missing. It is truly the best part of kite fest. Tickets for the Indoor Kite Exhibition are $12 per person and can be purchased or reserved in advance at B&S Kites (956) 761-1248. Tickets are not available at the door. The festival continues on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 4th and 5th) when the festival moves outdoors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the flats just north of the Convention Centre. Kitefliers bring their magnificent ‘show kites’ that will be on display throughout the day. Just imagine it a 150 ft. octopus, a 90 ft. gecko, a 32 ft. clownfish or a 24 ft. spinning bol – or maybe a sky filled with colorful trilobites. Have you ever seen a trilobite; do you even know what trilobites are? No kite fest is complete without the individual and team performances. Three teams are scheduled to perform at this year’s event – John Barresi with his six-person Team KiteLife as well as Team Misfits from Baltimore, Maryland and Team End of the Line fromAustin. Completing the flying roster will be a few ‘Winter Texans’ who have found they not only have a passion for kite flying but a talent for performing as well. Admission for the outdoor event is free. For more informat ion about kite fest and sponsoring hotels, contact B&S Kites at (956) 7 6 1 - 1 2 4 8 , by email at, at the website, or visit SPI Kite Fest 2022 event page on Facebook. So, bring a cooler, bring a lawn chair, and definitely stay for the weekend. You’ll be happy you did. You’ll not only get amazing photos to share with your friends, but you may also decide you are never too young or too old to ‘tie one on.’ KITES From pg. 1