(Minghui.org) The annual Kelly Little Green Men Days Festival in Kentucky coincided with the total solar eclipse this year. Around 100,000 people from all over the country visited the small town of Kelly to witness this rare and marvelous celestial event while enjoying a delightful 4-day family festival.

Falun Gong practitioners from Kentucky and Indiana took the opportunity to introduce this traditional Chinese mind-body self-improvement practice during the four days of the event. From a booth on the festival grounds, practitioners handed out informational materials, demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises, exposed the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China – especially the state-sanctioned organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience, and collected signatures on a petition that condemns the persecution.

Many people were interested in learning the exercises. A father and his sons did the exercises with practitioners, and the dad borrowed a copy of Zhuan Falun (the main book of Falun Gong). The next day, he came back with the book. “I finished it overnight. I felt very good reading it, and want to learn more,” he reported.

A family learns the Falun Gong exercises together.

A woman from Florida signed the petition in the morning, then returned in the afternoon to learn the exercises.

After signing the petition, this young man also wanted to learn the exercises. He has practiced yoga for many years. After doing the five sets of exercises, he said he never felt so good. “The exercises completely refreshed me,” he beamed.

A family from Ohio signs the petition to support Falun Gong's peaceful resistance against the 18-year persecution of the practice in China.