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« on: March 27, 2018, 12:08 AM »

I know most of you know this. A nice Meme posted to our Chico Kite Day website by Leola O'Neill‎.

We only got to give away 6-7 kites this year because our Dollar Tree didn't stock this year,. If anybody knows where to get some 2 for $1 or $1 kites I have a Franklin burning a hole in my pocket. Giving away kites is one of Rhonda's [kitegirls] favorite things to do.




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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 12:53 AM »

I was up for 56 hours, training and driving to see this smile on her face last August



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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 03:48 AM »

You might ask new tech or premier if they would be willing to donate some cheap but flyables.

One of our local flyers loved doing just that too, unfortunately she passed away last year
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 06:37 AM »

You may not have any in our area but come September I start visiting local K-marts. They clear out their inventory of X-Kites. The longer you wait, the lower the price. You might also be able to make a deal to buy them all for a lower price or buy all the remaining ones that they don't sell.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 09:30 AM »

Todd's suggestion is a good one.  I haven't checked our local Dollar tree but the 99 cent store had a bunch for 99cents a piece when I checked the other day. 
Here's another idea.  I don't know how much of a DIY kite person you are but we use Tyvek and skewers to either make "giveaways" or have kids kite workshops.  There are various sources for Tyvek, some free  Wink , and the bamboo skewers are available lots of different places.  You can use a roll of flagging tape for tails and tape for fittings.  You can get a bunch of lines with handle pretty inexpensively from places like the AKA store, EBay, Alibaba Express and elsewhere.  Once you have a decent template it doesn't take long to cut out a bunch of little sleds.  I know it seems like a bit of a chore but I think you might get the cost per kite down to below a dollar.  And they will fly, darned near fool proof.
Now if you really want to get "fancy" you can bring along some marking pens.  Washable is a good idea.  Then the giveaways can be decorated by the new owners. 
Remember it doesn't have to be fancy to be fun Smiley 
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 03:17 PM »

We've done workshops with Tyvek and copy paper kites. Workshops are fun but a lot of work. Sometimes we just enjoy having some kites on hand that we can afford to give away wherever we fly and kids come around. We also leave a few at our favorite Beach Inn in their "Beach Boot" area whenever we go, in fact we drove the 30 miles just to buy some our first time there. One of our Dollar Trees finally stocked some, I replaced what we gave away the other weekend and plan a return trip for more.
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