Hello, all. I received a flyer in the mail April 1st for this
kite festival. NO, THIS ISN'T AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE! I received
one last year as well, but like last year I *won't* be able to
attend this one, either. [Which is REALLY a shame since my mother-
in-law will be staying with us at the time!] Anyway, here's what
the flyer says:
BEDFORD WIND FESTIVAL 1997
April 12, 1997
Starting at 10:00
The Third Annual Bedford Wind Festival will be held at Liberty
Lake Park on April 12, Saturday from 10:00 on. The event will
feature kites of all kinds, free kite making workshops for children,
sport kites, ballet demonstrations, fighter kite flying/competition
and a fun time for all!!
Bedford is located on U.S. 460 in central ***ia between Roanoke
and Lunchburg. Liberty Lake Park is on 122 South. Exit off of U.S.
460 on 122, go south for 1/2 mile. The park is on the left.
The event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be
available. The flying site is accessible with a vehicle.
The schedule includes:
10:00 Event Kick Off
10:30 Free Kite Making Work Shops for Children (Supplies Provided
by the City of Bedford)
11:30 Fighter Kite Demonstration
12:30 Team/Pairs Demonstration
1:30 Mass Kite Fly with workshop kites and others
2:00 Static Single Line Judging
3:00 Flying Single Line Judging
4:00 Event Wrap Up
6:00 Event Social
8:00 Night Fly at the Park
Prizes will be awarded for Best Single Line (owner made) and for
anyone performing a sport kite demonstration.
If you have questions or need more information, call James at (540)
For more information about Bedford, see
http://SportToday.org/ on the World Wide Web.