Tulsa Air and Space Museum Hosts Third Annual KiteFest

WIND POWER: The 2009 KiteFest will be a fun event for the entire family to enjoy. Kites will fill the skies and provide an educational experience for kids.

Kites of all shapes, colors and sizes will dot the skies of east Tulsa, Saturday, Oct. 10 at the third annual KiteFest hosted by the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium.

This year’s event will be free to all, thanks to the Martin Family Foundation, Kirk of the Hills Church and Cox Communications who are underwriting the cost of the event.

There will be a variety of fun activities for everyone to enjoy during KiteFest. All ages will have the opportunity to learn how to design and create their own unique kites. Don’t forget to bring your favorite kites to fly. The hundreds of kites will create a sight to see in the Tulsa area. Along with the unique kites, a hot air balloon will provide another great sight to be seen. Through the kites and hot air balloon, radio controlled planes will swirl above the grounds. On the ground, Windriders will race their buggies.

KiteFest 2009 will be held near the Boy Scouts of America Tulsa facility, 4295 S. Garnett Rd. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No previous kite making or kite flying experience is required. Through KiteFest 2009, Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium is providing opportunities for children to learn more about science and math in a fun way.

The first 500 children will receive free kites and volunteers will be on hand to help make them fly! No matter what your age or expertise, KiteFest will provide a glimpse of what it takes to fly by wind power.

Food vendors will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those wishing to purchase hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks.

KiteFest is a fundraiser for educational programming at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium and is chaired by Barbara Smallwood, board secretary. Joining as volunteers on the KiteFest committee are Susan Eck, Kathryn Fish, Machelle Davison, Wayne Bailey, Adam Wilson, Lee Hubby and Frank Mitchell.

Updated 09-22-2009

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