Zilker Kite Festival Runs Successfully Despite Weather Conditions

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Despite Sunday being cold, wet day, many attended the 87th annual Kite Festival at Zilker Park. In 2014 the festival was rained out. The event, which is the nation’s oldest kite festival, usually draws about 20,000 people. And while it’s fun for them, the festival also benefits Communities in Schools. Carrie Scott, a food vendor at the festival, jokingly said, “Sometimes there are people that don’t mind the cold, but right now I’m freezing and I can’t feel my toes anymore.”

The crowd also received entertainment from various games and eats. For the safety side, there was also a kite hospital for any that got a little banged up on landing.

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