WAYNESBORO—Renfrew Institute’s 21st annual kite Fun Fly will be held Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the meadow behind the museum house at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro. The event is open to all ages and there is no fee for flying. Participants should bring their own kites.
“Kite masters” and brothers, George and Sam Adams of Chambersburg will offer free individual instruction and demonstrations of kite flying techniques.
In addition, they will lead a kite-making workshop from noon to 1:30 p.m. “We hope kids and adults stop by and build their own kite at Renfrew,” Sam Adams said. “Making your own kite is fun, and these handmade kites really fly well.” There is a $1 donation to cover materials.
The Adams brothers have many years’ experience with kites, and have often attended the Fun Fly in the past. This is their fourth year as Kite Masters.
“Like most kids, we flew kites in the spring, and we have continued to enjoy it as adults,” Sam said.
George’s interest in kites includes building models and working kites based on early precursors to aircraft, such as the Wright Brothers’ early gliders. Using historic photos or vintage plans, he constructs large models.
“We flew one of George’s large kites—with a 9-foot wingspan—at Renfrew’s Fun Fly a few years ago,” Sam said. That giant model now hangs in the Grove Library in Chambersburg.
The Fun Fly, sponsored by Renfrew Institute, is underwritten in part by a grant from Buchanan Auto Park, and by Today’s Horizon Fund contributors, The Nora Roberts Foundation, APX Enclosures, Inc., and The Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support is provided by Renfrew Museum and Park.
Parking is available in Renfrew’s lower lot off Welty Road. For more information, please call the institute at 717-762-0373.