2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

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2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Mike » Tue, May 26 2009, 08:41 AM

Pontiac Illinois Kite Festival
Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31
10 am - 5pm both days.

A host of kite flying activities is set to begin on Saturday, May 30 & 31, 2009 at 10 AM during the Third Annual Pontiac Kite Festival located at the Pontiac Rec Plex 2104 Old Airport Road. The weekend long event will feature wonderful FREE family entertainment. On site will be Chicago Kite; Illinois Kite Enthusiast Club; Sparling Entertainment; and 180 GO - The premier Midwest Quad Kite Flying Team! Come out and enjoy music provided by DJ Lane Lindstrom, who will be sharing a wonderful assortment of music including some great kite flying tunes. Several food vendors serving a variety of delicious food will be on hand too! Grab your lawn chair and kite, or buy a kite on site. The festival will set sail Saturday and Sunday, May 30 & 31, 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information call 800-835-2055.

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Mike » Tue, May 26 2009, 08:51 AM

Several of us will be staying at the Super 8 motel on Saturday night.

Roll Call:
I'm going to be there, around 8:30 am to setup.

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Jeepster » Tue, May 26 2009, 09:09 AM

I'll be there both days ... plans are to stay overnight also. 8:30am ... hmmm ... that might be pushing it a little.

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Babbman » Tue, May 26 2009, 09:21 AM

Saturday, Chris R and I are doing a kite demo for my church.

Sunday, I will be there all day.

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby prairierose » Tue, May 26 2009, 09:55 AM

Any weekend I don't wake up early to drive to a kite festival with Dad is a weekend wasted!

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Pkrekel » Tue, May 26 2009, 10:10 AM

I will be there, but I have a room at the comfort inn.

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Jeff » Tue, May 26 2009, 10:47 AM

I'll be there, but I can't get there quite as early on Saturday. I can't leave until 7:30-8:00...so I'll be there in the 10:00-10:30 range on Saturday, but then I'm there the whole time...
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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Mike » Tue, May 26 2009, 10:51 AM

Jeff wrote:I'll be there, but I can't get there quite as early on Saturday. I can't leave until 7:30-8:00...so I'll be there in the 10:00-10:30 range on Saturday, but then I'm there the whole time...

No problem, we'll have your kite set up for you.

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Jeff » Tue, May 26 2009, 11:09 AM

Mike wrote:
Jeff wrote:I'll be there, but I can't get there quite as early on Saturday. I can't leave until 7:30-8:00...so I'll be there in the 10:00-10:30 range on Saturday, but then I'm there the whole time...

No problem, we'll have your kite set up for you.

:up: Thanks!
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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Pkrekel » Wed, May 27 2009, 11:00 AM

Cancelled Comfort inn now staying at super 8 - I will be early to help

Paul
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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Anne » Wed, May 27 2009, 04:11 PM

Hello,
Check out the article written by Kim Cheek in The Bugle from Pontiac, IL.

http://thebuglenews.com/bugleweb/?page_id=951

Anne

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Pkrekel » Wed, May 27 2009, 04:19 PM

Greeat article :up:

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Jeff » Wed, May 27 2009, 05:03 PM

Yes, nice article!
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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Mike » Wed, May 27 2009, 05:50 PM

Good article and a great photo too!

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby brownssl » Wed, May 27 2009, 11:58 PM

I WILL BE THERE
:SLKani: shawn

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Frodos Majik » Thu, May 28 2009, 12:08 AM

I will be there saturday morning between 8:30/9 am but will be leaving around 3/3:30.
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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby cadguy » Fri, May 29 2009, 05:58 PM

Hey kids,
After working all last weekend and Monday on the yard, trimming bushes, cutting down pine tree, rebuilding stone wall, I get to come over and play kites! :revspin:
I should get in about 9:00ish. Willing to give a hand to setup. And, staying for sunday too.

Mike, I'm still interested in a large IKE t-shirt. :LogoRevAni:

I'm off to see a show,
David

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Mike » Fri, May 29 2009, 07:33 PM

Excellent! Looking forward to flying with you again David.

I do still have some large shirts--I'll bring 'em.

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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Jynx » Fri, May 29 2009, 11:34 PM

Anne wrote:Hello,
Check out the article written by Kim Cheek in The Bugle from Pontiac, IL.

http://thebuglenews.com/bugleweb/?page_id=951

Anne

Mike and Nick ~ Nice photo! ...and nice credits to 180GO!

Have fun! ...and as always... hope it's WINDerful!
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Re: 2009, May 30-31: Pontiac,IL Kite Fest

Postby Mike » Sun, May 31 2009, 08:04 PM

No wind today, but still had a lot of fun flying in small bursts.
Yesterday had great winds. Lots of team flying and individual stuff, getting dragged around with the stack, etc.

A nice photographer, Vandana, took several photos of the festival on Saturday and gave me permission to share them.

Image

Here's the gallery with more photos:
http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=914515


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