Lewis County Kite Festival attracts area families

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The Lewis County Kite Festival was unfortunately rained out in late June but that didn’t stop kiters from flying their favorites this month.

Kite flyers gathered at Jackson’s Mill in Weston Saturday to put on an aerial display. 

Organized by Lewis County First, The New Era Kite Club had many types of kites for sale and helped put some together.

They also had workshops so youngsters could build their own to fly. The club’s efforts all go back to the kids. 

“But it’s fun to watch the kids run with the kites and things. that’s why we do it. it’s a lot of work putting it up and traveling. we’re non-profit, none of us get paid. all the profits go to the school museum to keep it alive and also back in the program to buy equipment and keep us going year after year,” Max Barker, New Era Kite Club President.

“We just enjoy going out and hanging out with people, just looking around and seeing what there is to do, whether we go to a big city or a little city. we just love to be outdoors and have fun,” said Julie Prejean, a Louisiana Native, who’s living in Weston while her husband works on pipelines in the area. 

Prejean and other pipeline families are holding a back-to-school drive starting Monday. The drive will last through the end of the month. 

Those wishing to donate can do so through Precision Pipeline or can contact Prejean via email at juliegprejean@yahoo.com. 

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