Annual Kite Flying Day to be held Saturday

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 | 5:13 p.m. CDT; updated 9:23 a.m. CDT, Thursday, April 7, 2011

COLUMBIA — Columbia Parks and Recreation will host the annual Kite Flying Day Saturday at Douglass Park. The event runs from noon to 2 p.m.

The department will provide kites to children who don't have one, but participants are encouraged to bring their own kites to enter the contests.

Three prizes will be awarded to the largest flying kite, the smallest flying kite and the highest flyer.

Winners will receive larger and fancier kites, Camren Cross, a recreation supervisor in the department, said.

“It’s a nice type of family event, not a lot of people go out to fly kites now,” Cross said. “It’s cheap and fun and the whole family can do it.”


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