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by SkyClimbers
Thu, Mar 30 2017, 03:42 PM
Forum: 2017 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2017 Festivals
Replies: 13
Views: 1668

Re: 2017 Festivals

Macomb Kite Festival Sept 9 & 10, 2017 in Macomb, IL.
by SkyClimbers
Wed, Jun 01 2016, 10:02 AM
Forum: 2016 Kite Festivals
Topic: 2016 Kite Festivals!
Replies: 14
Views: 2256

2016 Kite Fests - Macomb is Sept 9 & 10

The Macomb Kite Festival this year is Sept. 9 & 10th. I'm sorry I didn't catch it sooner. If it's not too much hassle, would you please update the op? Sorry about that - I should have updated the date in the fall on the website.

THANKS!!! :-)
by SkyClimbers
Mon, Oct 19 2015, 09:36 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Candy Drops & Parachuting Teddy Bears
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: Candy Drops & Parachuting Teddy Bears

I wish I had been able to have the time at our festival to get a good look at it but I'll make it to other festivals next year so hopefully I can steal get some good ideas. ;)

I should be able to come up with a second person for the drops. The big mystery to me is what rigging works best.
by SkyClimbers
Fri, Oct 16 2015, 10:51 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Candy Drops & Parachuting Teddy Bears
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Candy Drops & Parachuting Teddy Bears

I'd really like to add candy drops & the ability to launch small teddy bears/small toys on parachutes to our kite club family fun flys. Is there a person or place to buy the rigging for these, or to have them made? I've found several "how to" sites but I'd rather go with someone who kn...
by SkyClimbers
Wed, Oct 07 2015, 04:03 PM
Forum: 2015 Kite Festivals
Topic: Macomb Balloon & Kite Festival - Sept 11-13
Replies: 10
Views: 3057

Re: Macomb Balloon & Kite Festival - Sept 11-13

She's doing great! She knows how to manage her lines now. They actually got tangled because she let her friend try her kite out and forgot to show her how to manage the lines. I'm embarrassed that I can't help her with her Rev so I'm buying one myself. But it looks like she's going to be the teacher...
by SkyClimbers
Wed, Oct 07 2015, 03:33 PM
Forum: 2015 Kite Festivals
Topic: Macomb Balloon & Kite Festival - Sept 11-13
Replies: 10
Views: 3057

Re: Macomb Balloon & Kite Festival - Sept 11-13

Thank you to all who came to our first ever festival. I can't wait until next year! The giant dirt mound that was really unhelpful for our show kite fliers will be taken down as they put up baseball fields in it's place. The fences of the fields will have the corrugated plastic covers. I haven't got...
by SkyClimbers
Wed, Oct 07 2015, 10:56 AM
Forum: Single Line Kites
Topic: Creating kite enthusiasts
Replies: 6
Views: 2883

Re: Creating kite enthusiasts

Wow, thanks for this!!! I'll try to hit 300 this year. ****crossing fingers*****
by SkyClimbers
Fri, May 15 2015, 01:31 PM
Forum: 2015 Kite Festivals
Topic: Macomb Balloon & Kite Festival - Sept 11-13
Replies: 10
Views: 3057

Re: Macomb Balloon & Kite Festival - Sept 11-13

Our website is almost ready! http://www.macombkitefest.org

Our facebook page for the Festival is at: https://www.facebook.com/MacombKiteFest?fref=ts
by SkyClimbers
Thu, May 14 2015, 03:15 PM
Forum: 2015 Kite Festivals
Topic: Macomb Balloon & Kite Festival - Sept 11-13
Replies: 10
Views: 3057

Re: Macomb Balloon & Kite Festival - Sept 11-13

If you are a member of the IKE and going to be at the Macomb Kite Festival, please let me know. Email is kites@skyclimbers.org If you can send me a pic and your name, a brief bio, and any contact info, I'll be happy to list you on the website as one of our IKE special guests. You can also give me th...
by SkyClimbers
Thu, May 14 2015, 02:40 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estimating # of Volunteers Needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: Estimating # of Volunteers Needed?

Thanks!
by SkyClimbers
Thu, May 14 2015, 08:25 AM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estimating # of Volunteers Needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: Estimating # of Volunteers Needed?

Thanks, this is VERY helpful! Our kite club has become a satellite group of our county Kiwanis Club, so I think I'll have plenty of people before and at the close of the festival to set-up/clean-up. They are a wonderful group and we'll be bringing kites to literally hundreds of children in our regio...
by SkyClimbers
Wed, May 13 2015, 01:17 PM
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estimating # of Volunteers Needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Estimating # of Volunteers Needed?

We're planning for our festival and I'm needing some wisdom & suggestions as to how to estimate the number of volunteers needed for our festival. We hope to attract 1200 attendees. We will have: ⋅ 1 show kite field 1 main event field 1 professional field 1 demo/training field 1 fun fie...
by SkyClimbers
Fri, Apr 17 2015, 03:11 PM
Forum: 180GO!
Topic: Help 180GO!--boost our Facebook likes
Replies: 10
Views: 3193

Re: Help 180GO!--boost our Facebook likes

Here's a more accurate representation of the Rev kite.

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by SkyClimbers
Thu, Apr 16 2015, 02:25 PM
Forum: Kite Sites
Topic: Sky Climbers Websites & Social Media
Replies: 0
Views: 829

Sky Climbers Websites & Social Media

Website: http://www.skyclimbers.org Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SkyClimbersKiteClub Facebook Event Group: https://www.facebook.com/events/1021599424535043/ Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/webmiss007/sky-climbers-kite-club/
by SkyClimbers
Thu, Apr 16 2015, 02:17 PM
Forum: 180GO!
Topic: Help 180GO!--boost our Facebook likes
Replies: 10
Views: 3193

Re: Help 180GO!--boost our Facebook likes

Here's an image that is optimized for Facebook wall posts. Feel free to steal it to help with promotion.

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by SkyClimbers
Wed, Apr 15 2015, 03:06 PM
Forum: 2015 Kite Festivals
Topic: Macomb Balloon & Kite Festival - Sept 11-13
Replies: 10
Views: 3057

Re: Macomb Balloon & Kite Festival - Sept 11-13

That's great! :up:
by SkyClimbers
Thu, Apr 09 2015, 10:06 AM
Forum: 2015 Kite Festivals
Topic: Macomb Balloon & Kite Festival - Sept 11-13
Replies: 10
Views: 3057

Macomb Balloon & Kite Festival - Sept 11-13

The Macomb Sky Climbers Kite Club, in partnership with the Macomb Park District, is putting on a kite festival this September 11-13, 2015, in cooperation with the Macomb Balloon Rally. It will be held in Veteran's Park, on East University Drive. Our festival will have many activities for all ages an...
by SkyClimbers
Wed, Apr 01 2015, 07:51 AM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Macomb, IL - Saying hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: Macomb, IL - Saying hello!

makatakam wrote:Hi, and welcome to IKE.

Where in Macomb will the fest be held?


The Kite Festival will be held in Veteran's Park on East University Drive on September 11-13th, 2015.
by SkyClimbers
Wed, Apr 01 2015, 07:49 AM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Macomb, IL - Saying hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: Macomb, IL - Saying hello!

Mike wrote:p.s. the team name is:
:Logo180GO!:


Er...heh...sorry about that!
by SkyClimbers
Tue, Mar 31 2015, 03:02 PM
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Macomb, IL - Saying hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Macomb, IL - Saying hello!

Hi there!!! :-) I've been flying sport kites since my early 20's. But once I had kids, I took a hiatus. My kids are old enough to enjoy the hobby and help, so I'm picking it back up again. Last year, I started a kite club in Macomb, Illinois, called the Sky Climbers. We have only had a few flies so ...

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