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Posted on: September 14, 2023


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The annual Kites on the Green Festival, a beloved community event, has earned a Silver Circle Award at the 3CMA Savvy Awards. This recognition, presented during the 3CMA Annual Conference, celebrates outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and resident-government relationships.

"We are truly honored to receive a Silver Circle Award from the 3CMA Savvy Awards," said Janet Wilwerding Communications Manager. "This is a testament to the festival organizers' dedication and passion, who have worked to create an event that unites the community."

The 3CMA Savvy Awards showcase city and county professionals' remarkable dedication and expertise to execute successful innovations in communications and marketing. In a fiercely competitive field of over 875 entries spanning 38 diverse categories, the Kites on the Green Festival stood out as a shining example of excellence in community engagement. During the awards ceremony, 83 first-place Savvy Awards were presented, 85 second-place Silver Circle Awards and 82 third-place Awards of Excellence were also presented. This recognition comes as the festival marks its 10th anniversary, making it a special milestone for the event.

One of the judges remarked, "Wow! What an awesome event and a big task at hand, given this was the 10th anniversary. Very cohesive branding efforts for all marketing collateral. It sounds like the 10th anniversary of Kites on the Green was well received by residents and visitors! Great outreach to help get the word out."

This Silver Circle Award recognizes the efforts of the festival organizers, volunteers, and sponsors who have contributed to making Kites on the Green a cherished tradition in Johnston. This recognition inspires the festival organizers to continue promoting community unity, creativity, and joy as colorful kites fill the Johnston sky.

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