Kite Day is April 27

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Young boys and girls do their best at flying kites during last year’s Kite Day in Mulberry Fields. This year the event will take place from 12 to 3 p.m., April 27. (Photo courtesy of Black Dog Books)

Young boys and girls do their best at flying kites during last year’s Kite Day in Mulberry Fields. This year the event will take place from 12 to 3 p.m., April 27. (Photo courtesy of Black Dog Books)

By Sophie Pappas

April is National Kite Month, and to celebrate Zionsville residents and their children are invited to attend Kite Day from 12 to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 27 at Mulberry Fields.

The owner of Black Dog Books on Main Street, Tania Roudebush, started Kite Day last year.

“The purpose of Kite Day is to have a fun event in Zionsville for all ages,” Roudebush said. “Another purpose is to introduce people who haven’t flown kites before to the fun of kite flying.”

Roudebush said Kite Day in Zionsville correlates with April as being National Kite Month.

“I was inspired by memories of an annual kite flying event at my son’s elementary school in Massachusetts.  It was a rite of spring,” she said.  “It is month-long celebrations of kites.  There are kite events all over the United States.  One of the largest events is on the National Mall in Washington D.C. during their Cherry Blossom Festival.”

Roudebush said everyone is welcome to attend the event, either as a kite flyer or a spectator. Earth Explorers Toys will be at Mulberry Fields selling a variety of kites to participants who don’t bring their own.

Spectators are also encouraged to bring picnic lunches.

Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville.

In the case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, May 3.

For more information, call Black Dog Books at (317) 919-7901.

Black Dog Books will also host “Kite Story Time” at 10:30 a.m., April 24. Young children are invited to come hear a reading of “Kite Day” by Will Hillenbrand and “Curious George Flies a Kite” by H.A. Rey.

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