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December 07, 2016
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Celebration combines kite flying with campus tour

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan will host its 24th annual Kite Festival on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the campus green.

This year’s festival will include kite flying demonstrations along with food by the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department, barbeque by Hog Heaven, Italian ices, cotton candy and more. The day will also feature live music by Cathy Paty. Local service organizations and vendors selling arts and crafts, and jewelry and other items will be on-hand. Free kites will be distributed to the first 200 children.

Attendees also will be able to step inside and view student films and videos in the Seelig Theatre as part of the annual Fisher Film Festival, as well as student/faculty art show submissions in the deHoyos Gallery, located just outside the theatre.

There will also be a campus tour and information sessions for prospective students interested in meeting faculty and learning more about the college’s academic programs. Students who have already been accepted for the fall semester and who had applied for financial aid are invited to schedule their required testing and advising sessions for that day. Reservations for the tours and for testing and advising are required and should be made by calling the admissions office at 845/434-5750 extension 4287.

This free festival, which will be held rain or shine, is sponsored by SUNY Sullivan in conjunction with Jeff Bank, Thunder 102, the Sullivan County Visitors Association and WSUL/WVOS Radio.

For more information about the kite festival and related weekend activities, contact the office of special events and campus activities at 845/434-5750 extension 4377.