Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

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Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby Mike » Fri, Jan 25 2013, 02:10 PM

Kites Over Hoover Park
Organized by the Hoover Presidential Museum
April 27, 2013
West Branch, IA

The hours haven't been set, but they're expecting 10am to 3, maybe 4pm

This is the second year for this festival and they're stepping it up by inviting 180GO!
They've had to move the festival and it's going to be in an area under development. The space is described as longer than two football fields and free of trees and buildings. Here's a couple photos I've been sent. One faces East, the other West.

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby prairierose » Fri, Jan 25 2013, 05:31 PM

Mannn :( how come I never get to go to the festivals in Florida and California? :-P

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby goestoeleven » Sat, Jan 26 2013, 11:30 AM

I can't answer that question . . . .

Can they mow a space about 150 x 150 for us to use? Or maybe we need to throw a lawnmower in the back of the van . . .

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby KiteVoice » Sun, Jan 27 2013, 12:06 PM

prairierose wrote:<null>


Ummm, maybe because they happen during the school year? ;)

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby Mike » Sun, Jan 27 2013, 06:13 PM

About those photos: by spring the grass will be green and the area will be filled with kid's smiling faces and the sky with kites!

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby prairierose » Mon, Jan 28 2013, 11:00 AM

Mike wrote:About those photos: by spring the grass will be green and the area will be filled with kid's smiling faces and the sky with kites!


That's a much more appealing visual, thank you :)

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby goestoeleven » Mon, Jan 28 2013, 11:01 AM

. . . . as long as the grass is short enough not to snag the lines . . . :)

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby Mike » Mon, Jan 28 2013, 11:41 AM

goestoeleven wrote:. . . . as long as the grass is short enough not to snag the lines . . . :)

We're still working on details, I will ask them to make sure it's mowed when we get closer :)

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby Mux11 » Sun, Feb 17 2013, 10:25 AM

This sounds like fun and I will have to put it on the calendar . Not to far from home either!

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby Mike » Sun, Feb 17 2013, 07:25 PM

Mux11 wrote:This sounds like fun and I will have to put it on the calendar . Not to far from home either!

It would be great to see you again!

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby Mike » Tue, Apr 23 2013, 07:25 PM

The kite fest is this Saturday, from 10-3.
The location has been moved, it's now here:

http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.mic ... CDAQ8gEwAA

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180GO! will be there, the Killips with their amazing big kites, and Tom Clark with his custom big kites may also come play.

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby KiteVoice » Tue, Apr 23 2013, 09:09 PM

Have fun!

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby prairierose » Wed, Apr 24 2013, 06:23 AM

Mike wrote:180GO! will be there, the Killips with their amazing big kites, and Tom Clark with his custom big kites may also come play.


Plus the weather looks good!

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby prairierose » Sun, Apr 28 2013, 07:04 AM

A great day at West Branch Iowa! Warm weather, wind, happy people.
Here's an article that appeared about 180go:
http://m.press-citizen.com/news/article ... 0028&f=972

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby Mike » Tue, Apr 30 2013, 04:42 PM

And here's a great email I got today:

Hi,

My name is ----, and I'm a 6th grade girl scout troop leader. My troop recently attended one of your performances at Kites over Hoover Park. The girls were completely inspired. A couple weeks before that I had suggested that we make kites to take with us, and most said no, acting as though kites were more for little kids. This performance, and a just a wonderful day of fun, has shown them most things in life are not limited just to kids but can be enjoyed at any age. As such, they are very interested in making kites now. Also, one of the girls bought a kite while at the performance and since then, her family has let me know that it was one of the best investments they could have made, as it has allowed them to share several hours of family time since they got it--something that wasn't occurring beforehand. Just thought you would like to know how your team inspires others and brings people together.

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby KiteVoice » Tue, Apr 30 2013, 05:02 PM

Cool! You should share that with Ed Grys and/or John Baressi.

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Apr 30 2013, 06:40 PM

That's GREAT to hear!

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby Darkspark » Tue, Apr 30 2013, 08:29 PM

Wow! That is a nice thing to hear.

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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby TMadz » Sat, May 04 2013, 09:53 PM

KiteVoice wrote:Cool! You should share that with Ed Grys and/or John Baressi.


+1
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Re: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch IA, April 27

Postby Jynx » Tue, May 07 2013, 10:01 PM

Warmed my heart! ...Great email... Great pilots... Great Club! :up:
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