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Kite Karnival flies on Saturday


April 17, 2008

Freedom New Mexico

Kites of all shapes, sizes and colors will take to the skies west of Clovis near Cannon Air Force Base this weekend for the 5th Annual Kite Karnival.

The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday off-base at Doc Stewart Park.

Kite enthusiasts of all ages will have a chance to fly kites, create and build kites and watch kites during the day. A special kite-making booth will be open from 10 a.m. to noon.

This year’s event will feature an attempt at 1 p.m. Saturday by kite-flying adults 18 years of age and older to break the Guinness World Record for “Most Kites Flown Simultaneously,” Cannon officials said. Free kites will be available for everyone, organizers said.

Members of the American Kite Association from New Mexico and surrounding states attend the annual event.

Kite Karnival activities will include game booths, kite candy drops, static kite displays, miniature ponies and buckboard wagon rides, kids’ train rides, bouncy castles, kite vendors and food concession stands.

There is no admission charge for the event.

Doc Stewart Park is located west of Clovis along U.S. Highway 60/84.

Information: Cannon Community Center at 784-6381.


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