The Chambersburg Hispanic American Center (CHAC) will hold its annual KiteFest, on Saturday, April 11, from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., at Nitterhouse Memorial Park, 296 W. Washington Street, in Chambersburg, near the Housing Authority.  A flyer is attached.  Parking and entry to the event are free.  A free kite will be given to the first fifty families needing one.  Food will be on sale at the park’s Concession Stand or please bring your own.

This family-friendly event celebrates National Kite Flying Month (April) and is offered as a way to bring everyone together to mark the end of winter.  Flying kites an important activity in many cultures, and KiteFest enables us to honor the rich cultural heritage and strength of our local community.

Information will be available on why a kite flies; Ben Franklin’s experiment with electricity; and stories about how kite flying advanced the history of flight.

Volunteers from the Chambersburg Rotary Interact Club, Wilson College, and CHAC are organizing the event.

CHAC seeks financial support from individuals, businesses and other nonprofit organizations.  CHAC relies on private donations alone and is not supported by government funding at any level.  For a donation of $100, any individual, business or organization will have its name painted on a kite that will be given away to a child who does not have one.  For more information, please call CHAC at 717-262-2480