A woman who was taken from her family much too soon is remembered in a happy fashion.
33-year-old Sonali Seth lost her battle with brain cancer in February of last year.
Her parents say they are spreading her message that "happy is the only way to be".
So to celebrate her life, Sunday, family and friends join together at Hoge Island for the first annual Sonali Seth kite festival.
Along with flying kites, there was dancing and food-- including baklava--Sonali's favorite dish made by her aunt.
Sonali's parents say the name Sonali means "golden", which is why they wore bright gold colors.
Although there have been many tears for their daughter, they wanted to have a positive event in her honor.
"Kite festival, community, family comes together, enjoy and have a good time."
"All you need is a little breeze and, we've got plenty of that in North Dakota usually so, it's a family event, family to come out and especially to live by the word what she talked about, happy is the only way to be, and that's what makes the whole family happy, to come out together." says Vinod and Aruna Seth, Sonali's parents.
As we said this was a kite festival in Sonali's honor, one the family hopes to continue.