Go Fly A Kite

Trip Start Mar 07, 1997
Trip End Dec 25, 1998

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Friday, March 21, 1997

Go with me? The redbuds and the kite-eating trees are in full bloom at Tennessee Riverpark this weekend. And the Scenic City Kite Club promises to bring us into spring with a dazzle.

It's the annual Kite Fly in the meadow, and you can take your own or make'em there. Workshops begin at 10 a.m., and the kite prices begin at $1.

"We want every kid or kid-at-heart to have a chance to fly," says Chuck Jones, head of the club. "We'll teach you how to make them and get them in the air."

From noon till 4:30 it's free-flying time mixed with heavy-duty demonstrations by the club members. Watch them duel it out with fighter kites, manhandle the giant four-liners, and show off by flying two kites at the same time. There is even kite ballet set to music, and a teddy-bear parachute drop.

Events are enough to inspire the newest convert to the sport, or thrill a tree-defeated Charlie Brown. And you may go home with a ribbon for prettiest kite, or most enthusiastic flier.

So grab a ball of twine, tie a concrete block to your leg (just kidding), and go fly a kite! See you there.

Tennessee Riverpark, Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga
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