The sounds of wheels hitting metal filled the air on Sat., Aug. 20, 2011 at Lamont Park. The bleachers were filled with more than 150 people waiting to be amazed by these young skaters. So when the competition finally began it was no surprise that the audience was deafened by all the talent that was presented out there on the stage. Skaters of all ages were able to compete for prizes that provided by Impact Streetwear. In fact the youngest competitor was four-year-old Cash (Mideros.) This delightful little preschooler said that the best part of skating is doing the cool tricks that he learned from his mom, Heidi. Impact Streetwear also gave out free prizes including stickers, posters and t-shirts throughout the whole event. Free hot dogs; chips and drinks were available to the crowd of hungry skaters and spectators. Mark Lamas, the Pastor of Student Ministries and founder of the ‘Shindig,’ emceed the event. “I skated when I was younger and I never had anything that was quite like what we have now,” Lamas said. Kris Smith works with the Shindig and he thinks events likes these gives us an opportunity to get kids off the street.
by CLARA BRUNO/South Kern Sol