New Era Kite Festival ready to soar this weekend

File Photo Williamstown resident Don Williams, a member of the New Era Kite Club, flies a kite during last year’s New Era Kite Festival in Mineral Wells.

MINERAL WELLS — The 10th annual New Era Kite Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on W.Va. 14 in Mineral Wells.

The festival will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Free kites will be given to the first 50 kids on Saturday only.

There will also be bouncy houses, free popcorn by Hope Freewill Baptist Church (Saturday only), free kite history and safety classes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and free One Room School House Tours throughout the weekend.

Kite building classes for children will be presented for a small fee. The WV Grand Central Mall Express Train will be at the event (fee for ride).

Awards for various kite categories will b presented throughout the day and hundreds of kites will be available for purchase, along with including large show kites, kite displays, banners, giant pinwheels, windsocks and concessions for purchase.

File Photo The annual New Era Kite Festival in Mineral Wells is a fundraiser for the New Era One Room School Museum at Mineral Wells Elementary School.

This year’s sponsors include New Era One Room School Museum, Mineral Wells School, Mineral Wells Baseball, WVVV96.9 FM and Jack Horton, Sams Club, Waverly VFC, West Virginia Grand Central Express, ROTC, Facebook: New Era Kite Club, Max Barker 304-481-4752, email: newerakiteclub@yahoo.com.

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