Kite Flying Day set for Saturday at Douglass Park

Friday, April 13, 2012 | 2:24 p.m. CDT

If it's not raining, kites will be flying on Saturday afternoon in Douglass Park.

Kite Flying Day is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. The free event, hosted by Columbia Parks and Recreation, will take place at the Douglass Park ball field.

Families are invited to bring their children and a kite and enjoy a spring day at the park. About 50 kites are available for children who do not bring one, Mary Dewey, a spokeswoman for Parks and Recreation said.

Participants can also compete for prizes. This year’s contest categories are largest flying kite, smallest flying kite and highest flying kite.

In the event of rain, Kite Flying Day will be postponed until next Saturday. On Friday afternoon, the Weather Service was calling for rain to end Saturday morning with breezy conditions in the afternoon.

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