April is almost here!
We are in the final countdown days till we kick off National Kite Month. There are so many events happening over the month of April, hopefully you have had a chance to look at our events page. To help you find events in your area we have broken down the list by regions. You can find all of this at the events tab at the top of our page. Not only are all of the events listed on the calendar, they are also separated out by region. So for example, if you were in Region 4 (AL,FL, GA, KY, MY, NC, SC, TN) you could go here to find the events that are in your area. Every few days we update the list with the newest listings of events. So keep checking back to see if there is anything new.
This year we noticed that there was a big uptick in the number of kids kite building workshops planned for right around the month of April. Our good friends over at Goodwinds LLC (a proud KTAI member) sponsored a kids kite building workshop last week at one of their local schools. They brought in some of the nations best kite fliers and national champion kite builder Alexa King to help bring the love of kite flying to nearly 100 kids. Those kids were not only able to express themselves through art and show off their creativity, they were able to learn about kites and what makes them so great. Chances are they will be flying them in the nearby tulip fields, as the owners of Tulip Town in Mount Vernon, WA have opened up their skies over their colorful fields to kite fliers. You can learn more about flying in Tulip Town and what is going on in Washington and Region 10 here.
Over the last few weeks we have been hosting Prize giveaways on our Facebook page. Have you liked us on Facebook yet? Well you should! Because through out the month of April we will be giving away more fun stuff from our KTAI partners, and publishing the most current and up to date information for what is going on in your area. You do not have to be a member of the Facebook community to see what is going on over there, but while you are there, why not also check out the American Kitefliers Association’s page and see how they are partaking in National Kite Month.
Packages have also been shipping out across the globe with NKM stickers, patches and pins. Have you purchased yours yet? You can either purchase them here on our webpage or via our etsy page. Make sure to order your items now before supplies run out. We have also been shipping out tons of kids’ kite kits via the Thank You Charlie Program. We are trying to fulfill every request, but as this is a program run solely on the generous donations from the community, we are limited in our ability to fit every need. If you would like to donate to this program and help us reach our goal of providing FREE KIDS’ KITES for those in need, please go to our Go Fund Me campaign and donate. You can donate anonymously. https://www.gofundme.com/ThankYouCharlie
We will be posting a lot in the coming few days. So, please stay tuned to what comes out during National Kite Month, and go fly a kite!