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Title: "ALL KITES UP" at KITE PARTY
Post by: DaveS on January 05, 2010, 08:37 PM
Hey Gang,
Need some input please. Mr. Bone (president of the Conference and Visitor's Center), wants to have an event (if you can call it that) at KP that the city can incorporate into a press release to the public to advertise the event. The idea is to get more people (general public) to attend. We discussed an "ALL KITES UP" thing sometime in the afternoon, say 3:00ish, where the goal is to have as many kites as possible flying at one time. So the idea is that EVERYONE at the event puts a kite in the sky and we try to reach some goal (200, 300, 500, etc.). My first requirement was that it didn't impact the main KITE PARTY field for more than 15 minutes or so, and at no time will the public be allowed on the main field. It would also be made clear via announcements that proper etiquite (sp?) needs to be followed. SO, input please, and a catchy name for this happening would be nice. So far, ALL KITES UP is the best we've come up with. CHIME IN PLEASE.....

Keep in mind we will have at least one extra field on the south side and will be expanding in front of the condos.....


Title: Re: "ALL KITES UP" at KITE PARTY
Post by: chilese on January 05, 2010, 08:48 PM
Maybe you could combine the AKU with the Lummas SLK fly....

And have the city businesses chip in a portion of the SLKs so the price per kite is low enough for many more to enjoy. And Ben might get a little more money for treatment. Just a thought. (See, I didn't highjack this thread).  :)

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Title: Re: "ALL KITES UP" at KITE PARTY
Post by: Dano on January 05, 2010, 08:52 PM
Great Idea!

And John input makes it even better.

I like it.  ;)


Title: Re: "ALL KITES UP" at KITE PARTY
Post by: Jim Foster on January 05, 2010, 09:06 PM
Perhaps folks could bring kites from previous "Ben" flys or other SLKs and fly them along with new "Ben" kites. 

How about "Paint the Sky", or "Color the Sky", or "Filling the Sky with Color".
After all, this is about the most colorful hobby/pass time this side of  NASCAR or a big  balloon festival.


Title: Re: "ALL KITES UP" at KITE PARTY
Post by: Jim Foster on January 05, 2010, 09:14 PM
"Color in the Sky"

"Mass Ascension of Color"


Title: Re: "ALL KITES UP" at KITE PARTY
Post by: kiteking on January 05, 2010, 10:31 PM
While I was reading the original post I also thought of incorporating Ben's event, and John thought the same.

"Fill the sky, feel the Spirit"


I think the only to way to get that number of kites up would be to get the spectators involved

If the cost of the kites were subsidized then maybe some local youth groups can get involved, both with kids to fly and counselors to assist on the field,


Title: Re: "ALL KITES UP" at KITE PARTY
Post by: Jynx on January 05, 2010, 10:33 PM
WINDerful Kites (?)

...and I really like your "Fill the sky, feel the Spirit"


Title: Re: "ALL KITES UP" at KITE PARTY
Post by: DaveS on January 06, 2010, 07:58 AM
Yeah, I liked the idea of incorporating Ben's event also, and talked to Mr. Bone about it, I was actually just concerned that KP people wouldn't be flying, but I just realized, you people can fly a single liner too, can't you?


Title: Re: "ALL KITES UP" at KITE PARTY
Post by: Jim Foster on January 06, 2010, 09:10 AM
Yeah, I liked the idea of incorporating Ben's event also, and talked to Mr. Bone about it, I was actually just concerned that KP people wouldn't be flying, but I just realized, you people can fly a single liner too, can't you?

Once a year for sure.   ;)


Title: Re: "ALL KITES UP" at KITE PARTY
Post by: ko on January 06, 2010, 09:20 AM
just make sure we have time to help the kids get theirs in the air.. that was a joy for us last year


Title: Re: "ALL KITES UP" at KITE PARTY
Post by: lummas on January 06, 2010, 10:52 AM
You guys are too kind with your flies for Ben.  They always bring a tear to my eye, just seeing the outpouring of support for the little guy.  It's truely amazing. 

As for Mr Bone's proposal, "All Kites Up" would work.  Other alternatives would be "Take To The Sky" or "The Sky's The Limit" or "Reach For The Sky".  Just throwing them out there.

Whatever happens though, anything we can do to help raise the profile of the event sounds good to me.

Thanks,

Mark