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2017 July 10 Newsletter

News from the Beach
July 10, 2017
Ready, Set, Run!
 
 
 
With two gorgeous weeks of summer fun under our belt, we are excitedly looking forward to what week 3 at KBIA will bring! Our 26th Annual "A Day at the Beach" Road Race on Sunday was a great success, with runners, volunteers, and spectators all joining in the fun. We have many exciting events coming up - read on for details. And if you haven't already, come swing by KBIA to get a glimpse of our summer enrichment programs -- sign up in the office, we are happy to help make your summer one to remember!    
 
 
 
"A Day at the Beach" Road Race Results
 
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We had a fantastic day for our 26th Annual 1k Kids fun run and 5k road race.  Our T-shirt Design Contest Winner, Jet Francis (pictured right), was thrilled to have her design on this year's race shirts, revealed on race day.
 
This year we had a total of 360 registered runners, with 73 kids in the 1k fun run! You can find your race time result on the Granite State Race Services website here.
 
Congratulations to Jeb Scipio Del Campo, the overall boys 1k winner finishing at 2:11, and Ella Wilner, the overall girls 1k winner finishing at 2:27!  In the 5k race, Thomas Weiss was the first to cross the finish line and placed first in the men's division, while Jet Francis placed first in the women's division.   Check out pictures from the day on KBIA's facebook page.
 
A huge thank you goes out to Hannaford, Southern Maine Food Initiative, NibMor Chocolate, and Condon's donuts for their generous donations to the race.  We would also like to thank Kennebunk Savings Bank and The Portland Red Claws for providing their mascots and WMTW for broadcasting the race.
 
And of course we can't forget to express our gratitude to all the volunteers, runners, and spectators for making this such a special and fun day!
 
Like our course? Nicole's Run, hosted on KBIA grounds and following our same 1K and 5K route, will be held Sunday, July 30. All funds raised will benefit Caring Unlimited domestic violence prevention programs, in memory of Kennebunk mother Nicole Oliver. 
 
 
Seaside Celebration
 
Please join us on the KBIA green
for our tenth annual Seaside Celebration,
a cocktail party by the Cove.
 
Saturday, July 22
6 to 8 PM
 
Come celebrate by the sea! It is one of our favorite times of the summer to catch up with old friends and new.  Invite a guest or two, grab a drink, and enjoy the view!
 
 
 
 
  
July Watersports, BBQ, & Awards
 
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Please join us at KBIA Saturday, July 22, for the first of our two annual barbeque and awards ceremonies.  The July BBQ and Awards Ceremony will kick off with assorted watersports in the pool for various ages:
 
8:30 to 9:00 AM: 3- 4 year olds
9:00 to 9:30 AM: 5- 6 year olds
9:30 to 10:00 AM: 7- 8 year olds
10:00 to 10:30 AM: 9 and older
10:30 to 11:00 AM: Free swim for all ages
 
At 11 AM, we will begin the awards portion of the day, handing out various KBIA "wedges" and traditional KBIA honors.
 
The awards will be followed by a BBQ of hot dogs, veggie burgers, hamburgers, chips, potato salad, and cake! 
 
 
 
 
Lost and...Found Again!
 
Lost something? We may have found something! Towels, goggles, clothing, oh my!  Come by the Lost and Found, which is the gray bin located outside Smith House. 
 
 
 
 
 
This Week at KBIA
 
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT:  "Moana," Rated PG. 7 to 9 PM, $8. (Ages 7-12)
 
TUESDAY TWEEN NIGHT: Pool Party & make your own ice-cream sundaes. 6 to 8 PM. $28. (Ages 11-12)
 
WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHT:  "Cars," Rated G. 7 to 9 PM, $8. (Ages 4-10)
 
THURSDAY TEEN NIGHT:  Trip to Get Air in Portland & Pizza - Meet at KBIA at 6PM.  6 to 9 PM. $28. (Ages 13+)
 
*Please preregister for all the above events at the office so we may accurately plan for transportation and/or admission fees.
 
**Registration for movie night is limited to 55 children, and registration for movie night at the office closes at 4PM the day of the movie or when we reach capacity. Please be advised we almost always reach capacity!
 
OPEN SAIL/KAYAK: 
Saturday, July 15...2 to 5 PM, free to members.
 
FAMILY COVE WALK: 
Saturday, July 15...10 AM to 12 PM, open to the public, $11 per family.
 
 
 
Combined Tween & Teen Night!
Thursday, July 20
   
Next week, for Week 4, we are combining Tween and Teen Night into one outing.  On Thursday, July 20th we will enjoy a night out at the Portland Sea Dogs game!
 
-6PM bus departure time from KBIA, returning at 9:30PM
-$10 provided as spending/food money, campers may want to bring more
-There is NO separate Tween night for Week 4
 
As always, please preregister at the office so we may accurately plan for transportation and admission fees.
 
 
  
Follow the fun!
 
Can't get enough of KBIA? Follow the fun on our Facebook page and Instagram! We also welcome you to share all the fun you're having with us at KBIA, tag @kbia1910 or #kbia1910.  Feel free to share our pictures and tag yourself.  If you have photos and/or stories to share on Facebook and other KBIA communications, please send to Communications Coordinator Susan Roux.  We love hearing from you!