Kite flying contest at Douglass Park draws large crowd

Sunday, April 5, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 12:43 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 6, 2009

COLUMBIA — Kristen Yu ran around the Douglass Park field with an Elmo kite clutched in her hands. Because she is a passionate fan of the Sesame Street character, many of Kristen's favorite things have Elmo on them. But, as she approaches her fourth birthday, she's rethinking that decision. Saturday, on the way to the park for a kite-flying event, Kristen told her mother that because she is getting older, she's shifting from Elmo to princesses.