Go Fly a kite

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
The Family Museum is partnering with the Quad cities Kite Club to celebrate April as National Kinte month. On April 25 from 1-4 p.m. guests to the museum will have a chance to make and fly kites.

The Family Museum is partnering with the Quad Cities Kite Club, a nationally affiliated kite club, to celebrate April as National Kite Month. On Sunday, April 25, from 1-4 p.m. guests to the Museum will have a chance to make kites, fly kites, and watch members of the Kite Club fly large and beautiful kites. A portion of the parking lot will be closed to provide a safe location. In the Museum’s Great Hall, there are several large kites hanging from the ceiling including a larger-than-life dragonfly and a shark.

National Kite Month began in 1999 as a joint effort between the American Kite Fliers Association and the Kite Trade Association International. The focus was to encourage kite events worldwide and to promote wholesome family fun. Kites have evolved from the days of sticks and newspaper to take advantage of modern materials. They can be lightweight controllable designs that are flown indoors with no wind to traction kites that can propel you on land and water. Modern designs can also be found with elaborate artwork or realistic representations of creatures. Kites can range in size from smaller than a postage stamp to hundreds of square feet.

The Family Museum’s hours for Sunday, April 25, are noon – 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for ages 2-59; $4 for ages 60+; free for children 1 and under. Kite Day activities are included with paid admission or Family Museum membership.