Lack of wind doesn’t stop the Grand Island Kite Festival
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - It was a hot one out in Grand Island as kite lovers tried to take their creations to the skies for the second annual Kite Festival. The wind was a bit absent, but that didn’t stop the flyers from saying, “Let’s go fly a kite,” with some even reaching the highest height the wind would carry it.
One festival organizer told Local4 News she has a nostalgic connection to the flyers made of paper and strings.
“My dad grew up on a farm in Merrick County, and once a year he built a big box kite,” Vikki Deuel said. “Big, big box kite. So as a kid I remember going out, watching him build the big box kite, helping him, and then going out and flying it. When my husband and I dated we always had a kite in the trunk of our car, and we’d always stop and fly kites.”
Deuel also said kites provide people a way to fly while their feet are planted on the ground.
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