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Prizes, Kites, and Cool Things, OH MY!

Prizes, Kites, and Cool Things, OH MY!

The official countdown has begun! Only a few more weekends before the start of National Kite Month, and things are hopping along. We have hosted our first prize drawing on our Facebook page, and are getting set to host a few more prize drawings in the next few weeks. Stickers are flying out the door, […]

FREE KITES!!! From the 'Thank You Charlie Program'

FREE KITES!!! From the ‘Thank You Charlie Program’

The “Thank You Charlie” program is run by the AKA in order to distribute kite kits at no cost to the recipient.  We are currently distributing bundles of 30 free kite kits.  The program is funded by donations made to the AKA.  Additional donations are welcome. The purpose of distributing kite kits is to encourage […]

Stickers, Patches, and Pins OH MY!

Stickers, Patches, and Pins OH MY!

It’s here folks! Well, at this very moment the stickers are here and available and the rest will be available soon. Head on over to our etsy shop and get your hands on some of the new stickers!   National Kite Month Etsy Shop  

What's Going On Back There?

What’s Going On Back There?

Some of you have been asking “What’s going on behind the scenes over at the National Kite Month?” Well, to be honest, LOTS! In February, Nic O’Neill was named chairman of National Kite Month. She is an avid kite flyer, and a super avid planner and logistics queen. She also has a great laugh, and is […]

Ansel Toney Memorial Kite Fly May 2nd, 2015

Ansel Toney started building and flying Delta kites on his farm in Farmland, Indiana back in the 1970’s. Ansel used Ripstop nylon, sewed the Delta sails with his wife’s old Victorian treadle sewing machine. He cut hardwood framing for his Deltas from boards he pulled off his old barn which dated back to the 1800’s. […]

Take flight with kites

Take flight with kites

Mary Poppins, that most-proper nanny, wasn’t all starch and regimented bedtimes. She knew that there were days, when the breeze was right and the spring restlessness high, that the really proper thing to do was to step outside and release a kite into the sky. National Kite Month kicks off Saturday, and Lancaster County Parks […]

KEEP THE TRADITION

KEEP THE TRADITION

Gracias Julio Roberto Asturias Chiquitó! The All Saints Day tradition of flying Octagonal kites in Guatemala is similar to the Bermuda tradition of Good Friday. Both represent the Spirit rising upward. KEEP THE TRADITION The kites Sumpango most often are made only at night. It is a journey of more than 7 hours, then rest […]