2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby chicagokite » Fri, Sep 12 2008, 04:31 PM

11 00 am start weather looking better

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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby Jeff » Fri, Sep 12 2008, 07:41 PM

Keep calm, and park it in the pocket

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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby Mike » Fri, Sep 12 2008, 09:24 PM


Even Mimi's going to this festival! (?)

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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby Draftnik » Sun, Sep 14 2008, 12:16 PM

Turns out no one is going to being flying in DeKalb today. Hurricane Ike's fallout is making for a very soggy weekend.

However, there's a tentative rain-date set and the other IKE and friends may be welcomed back in town on Oct. 5th. Stay tuned for further updates from our fearless festival organizer.

Soggy as it was, the kiters who arrived on the field this morning were spreading the infectious warmth of our kite community. It did heart and spirits well. I'm looking foward to unfurling that warmth for this city in a couple of weeks.
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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby chicagokite » Sun, Sep 14 2008, 12:16 PM

:up: :up: Good news after this wonderfull wet weekend

The Dekalb event has been delayed till Oct 5th 2008 thats the day After Chicago.
Have a few rooms please call me or pm me .

Thanks :-)
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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby Jeepster » Sun, Sep 14 2008, 01:27 PM

[quote="Draftnik"]Turns out no one is going to being flying in DeKalb today. Hurricane Ike's fallout is making for a very soggy weekend.
quote]

Wondered if any flying would take place in DeKalb today. Peoria picked up about seven inches of rain since Thursday afternoon. I snuck in a couple of hours of flying on Saturday between rain showers ... otherwise the rain has been almost constant. The weather map showed that the Chicago area was right in the middle of the storm while Peoria and Milwaukee were somewhat on the southern and northern edges.

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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby chicagokite » Mon, Sep 15 2008, 11:32 AM

Whos in for this Date oct 5th

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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby Frodos Majik » Tue, Sep 16 2008, 08:20 PM

I am in. Its a shame you got rained out, but just a little glad you did because now more of us can make it.
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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby Mike » Tue, Sep 16 2008, 08:51 PM

I can't make it, but what Ken says is true. More IKE folks might be able to make it now.
For those that haven't been there, it's a huge field. There's plenty of room for everyone to fly.

Earlier, Draftnik was asking for Bios. Do you still want them? You may get some more fliers with the new date.

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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby Jeepster » Tue, Sep 16 2008, 09:59 PM

chicagokite wrote:Whos in for this Date oct 5th


Sorry, I'll be in the UP on this weekend.

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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby Babbman » Wed, Sep 17 2008, 08:51 AM

That's another startup weekend for me (I've been pretty busy this year) so I cannot commit fully.

I will try to make it at some point.

Chris (aka Babbman)

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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby Jeff » Wed, Sep 17 2008, 11:01 AM

I'm not sure...I don't think I can realistically do Chicago on Saturday, AND Dekalb on Sunday. Might have to pick one or the other.
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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby Draftnik » Wed, Sep 17 2008, 10:35 PM

I am pickmeupoffthe floor amazed this event has been rescheduled!! Could we please get another thread with the new date? Or change the date on this one? Thank you!

It was incredible how quickly all the entities involved with this festival jumped on board for the rain-date proposed by Dave during an impromptu pow-wow in the rain early Sunday morning!!!! I knew this festival was in good hands, but now I KNOW it! Last Sunday, there were kiters, vendors, chamber, festival committee, volunteers, dj etc. all hanging out in the rain wielding cell phones and checking calendars. Within an hour, (with a committee that is blazing fast!) they were down to one last entity to decide to join in the fun and the rain-date was a go.

Everyone is on board now and this festival gets to soar on Oct. 5th. I'm so pumped I'm not sure I'll make it until then!!!
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Re: 2008: Sept. 14, Dekalb Kite Festival, Dekalb, IL

Postby Draftnik » Wed, Sep 17 2008, 10:41 PM

Frodos Majik wrote:I am in. Its a shame you got rained out, but just a little glad you did because now more of us can make it.


Good golly! Me too!! 8)

Yes, bios! Please get your bios in.
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