Dekalb, IL

DeKalb Kite Fest on 9/11

Adrian Holman

The DeKalb Park District will be holding the 17th annual DeKalb Kite Fest on Sunday, September 11th from 11 AM to 3:30 PM CST at DeKalb Kiwanis Park. You will be able to bring your own kite to fly, or you will be able to buy a kite at the park while supplies last.

Flying a kite will give you a chance to relive your childhood and will keep your children occupied. Please make sure that you do not fly your kite next to any trees or next to any electrical wires because you are not Benjamin Franklin.

Flying a kite is a very good way to express your freedom as the country will pay their respects and will never forget on 9/11 because there are still countries in this world in which kite flying is illegal. The Taliban once again banned kite flying in Afghanistan after US forces left. Kite flying without permission is illegal in India. Kite flying has also been banned in Pakistan since 2006.

If the weather holds up, the yearly candy drop will happen at some time during the event. The candy is dropped at an area of the park. Then, participants will be able to pick up as many pieces of candy as possible until it is all gone. The candy has been donated from the Ferrara Candy Company, so the candy will be good. They manufacture different brands of candy like Sweet Tarts, Nerds, Boston Baked Beans, Lemonheads, Red Hots, Pixy Stix, Runts, Gobstoppers, Laffy Taffy, Runts, Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers, and Fruit Stripe gum.

Food vendors will be on hand because running around with a kite for an hour or two can be exhausting. "Let's go fly a kite up to the highest heights."

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