April 24, 2010

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April 24, 2010

Postby Maddman » Wed, Feb 24 2010, 08:10 AM

Pleasant Dale Park District :revspin:
7425 S. Wolf Rd.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Illinois "Fly" For Kids
Saturday

April 24, 2010
10 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Walker Park Soccer Fields

Cost: FREE
Help us celebrate National Kite Flying month and the beginning of spring! You may bring your own kite or purchase a kite craft kit on site. Fly on your own or take part in our kite flying contest. Categories include biggest kite, smallest kite, highest flying kite, and most unusual kite. Pre-registration by 4/16 is necessary for competing kite flyers.

Looks like something we can put on the calender.

Steve
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Re: April 24, 2010

Postby Mike » Wed, Feb 24 2010, 07:22 PM

Is it really only 1 1/2 hours?

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Re: April 24, 2010

Postby RevJB » Wed, Feb 24 2010, 10:37 PM

Hard to believe, but that's what their website says:

http://www.pleasantdaleparks.org/pages/events.php
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Re: April 24, 2010

Postby Jeff » Wed, Feb 24 2010, 11:34 PM

I believe it. Most of these Fly 4 Kids events are simple things where the park district gets an information packet from the IAPD on what to do...make some kites, have a contest for the kids, it's barely organized. I've gone to a few local ones, and was the only person there with a real sport kite. There's nothing stopping a person from just flying all day, but there's no extended program.

I emailed them a couple years ago to see if they wanted us to give their events some publicity, maybe give us a list of participating park districts. I never got a response.
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Re: April 24, 2010

Postby Jeff » Wed, Feb 24 2010, 11:35 PM

Jeff wrote:I believe it. Most of these Fly 4 Kids events are simple things where the park district gets an information packet from the IAPD on what to do...make some kites, have a contest for the kids, it's barely organized. I've gone to a few local ones, and was the only person there with a real sport kite. There's nothing stopping a person from just flying all day, but there's no extended program.

I emailed the IAPD a couple years ago to see if they wanted us to give their events some publicity, maybe give us a list of participating park districts. I never got a response.
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Re: April 24, 2010

Postby Jeff » Wed, Feb 24 2010, 11:37 PM

Whoops. I meant to edit, not quote...
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Re: April 24, 2010

Postby chicagokite » Thu, Feb 25 2010, 05:53 AM

We get contacted by a lot of park districts . The flying for kids events are usually tied in with earthday.
Or they all want same day events over the years we have been able to groom A few of these into real events.
Most that start off have some crazy time frame or no room.
It becomes a challange to choose.What I will tell you all is the events we post are events that are worth checking out.We take the time to look at field and work with them.
Oh by the way who ever posted willow brook there is no room for sport kites or show kites.
It's just a kid fly.
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Re: April 24, 2010

Postby Mike » Thu, Feb 25 2010, 10:59 AM

We usually only put larger events on the calendar. Most members have to travel a long distance to get to a festival, so I like to make sure its worth their while. Anyone who lives near a small event will probably know about it from local media.

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Re: April 24, 2010

Postby Jeff » Thu, Feb 25 2010, 11:49 AM

Mike wrote:We usually only put larger events on the calendar. Most members have to travel a long distance to get to a festival, so I like to make sure its worth their while. Anyone who lives near a small event will probably know about it from local media.


Only if they read the local park district fliers or programs. You won't easily find mention of the little events in Vernon Hills, or Palatine, etc. unless you're looking for them. As a public service, I would list them with the appropriate description that they are small neighborhood events if I had the data, but it's hard to gather.
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