Flying Colors Press Release

Post date: Aug 4, 2011 2:11:26 PM

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Murray

612 743-4593

Help Fill the Bloomington Sky with Color!

Minneapolis, MN – On Saturday, August 20, 2011, the Minnesota Kite Society requests help from the public to fill the sky over Bloomington, MN with colors and fun shapes at their annual Flying Colors Kite Festival. The event is free and everyone is invited to bring their kites and fly with us.

The festival is from 11am – 4pm, Saturday, August 20, 2011 on the Valley View Middle School play fields located on 90th Street between Portland Ave. S. and 3rd Ave. S. in Bloomington, MN.

The event activities include a kite making workshop for the kids, kite competitions for kids and adults, stunt kite demonstrations, giant show kites and open flying for the public.

Guest kite fliers from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa will be helping to put on a great show. Larry Day and Mark Brandt from Clear Lake, Iowa will be bringing their large show kites. Coming from Wisconsin will be Ed Grys, American Kitefliers Association Regional Director, and Paul Fieber with their gliders and kites. Mr. Kite, Craig Christensen from Lakeville, MN will be there with his spectacular kite creations.

Back from last year will be the kid's events like the glider drop where small gliders are dropped from a large kite and kids scramble to claim a glider to keep. Kids that find specially marked gliders win prizes. Kids can also color and make their own kite to keep and fly.

Join the Minnesota Kite Society for some free family fun and help fill the sky with color.

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For further comment, contact Ken Wilkowski, Flying Colors Event Chairman, at or 763 536-8552. Also available for comment, contact Dean Murray, MKS Vice President, at or 612 743-4593.

Minnesota Kite Society -- The Minnesota Kite Society was founded in 1985. Its purpose is to encourage and promote an active interest in kiting. The Minnesota Kite Society (MKS) is non-profit, non-discriminatory, all volunteer, and dedicated to widening the base of kite flying by providing information, assistance, and direction to interested parties. Major events sponsored by the MKS include the Lake Harriet Winter Kite Fly, the St. Paul Winter Carnival's Frosty Fingers Kite Fly, the Kiwanis Kite Fly, the Flying Colors Kite Festival, and the One Sky One World kite fly. For more information visit