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Tybee Kite Festival held to raise awareness for support groups

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TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

Hundreds of folks took part in the 3rd Annual Kite Festival on Tybee Island on Sunday.

The Savannah Parkinson's Support Group and the North Beach Bar and Grill invited kite lovers, and spectators alike, to have some fun while raising awareness of the community support groups, for movement disorders in our area. This month is Parkinson's Awareness Month, as well as National Kite Month.

"You know, there has been so many other kinds of things; fishing tournaments, bowling, golf, whatever, and we wanted to do something that we had not done around here for a while, so we picked a kite fly. The first year was three years ago. We had about 100 people come out for it, and last year we had 200. Maybe we will get 300 hundred this year, I don't know," said Bob Kensill, President, Savannah Parkinson's Support Group.

The group also held a silent dinner auction at North Beach Bar and Grill this past Thursday, as part of the fundraiser.

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