Forest LIONS Club Host:
“COMMUNITY KITE FLIGHT”
Please come out and support this wonderful organization:On Saturday, March 19 the Forest Lions Club will be hosting its “first ever” Community Kite Flight event. With hopes of ushering in Spring with a fun family event. The Lions are looking forward to warmer weather, bright clear skies and a good March breeze.
The event will provide an opportunity for both children and adults to participate. The general grouping for single line kites will be divided into age groupings of 8 and under and 9 and older. For older youth and adults, there will be kite fighting using multi-line maneuvering kites. In addition to the highest flying kite in each age group, these will be judged to determine the smallest, the largest, the best looking, the best homemade and the most futuristic. The Kite Fighting groups will be divided between those with little or no experience (Novices) and those with two or more years experience (Pros). Trophies and ribbons will be awarded.
While waiting to fly or after, you may buy refreshments on site courtesy of the Mountain View United Methodist Men. You can also create for your records a child ID CD thanks to the Bedford County’s Sheriff’s Child ID Program (no information is retained) or learn more about fire prevention and safety from the Forest Volunteer Fire Department.
If You’re Going
Date: Saturday, March 19 (Rain Date March 26)
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Forest Youth Athletic Park (North Fields)
Registration: $5:00 General Registration (Single Line Kites)
$10:00 Kite Fighting (multi-line maneuvering kites)
Schedule of Events:
10:00 Open Flying
11:30 Judging Highest flyer in each age group
12:00 Judging best in ground categories in each age group
12:30 Kite Fighting
Lion Bill Henderson, President of the Forest Lions Club, has stated, “the ultimate goal of the Club is to fill a beautiful blue sky with lots of colorful kites and to fill the fields with the smiles of those participating and their family members watching.”