Cape Gazette

Let's go fly a kite!

Apr 18, 2014
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Stunt-kite flyer Jim Cosca of Skydog Kites is an annual participant in the kite festival.

The air was cool, but the breeze was brisk for those who attended the 46th annual Great Delaware Kite Festival April 18 at Cape Henlopen State Park.
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce announces winners and medallion recipients of the 2014 Great Delaware Kite Festival held April 18 at Cape Henlopen State Park.
Award classifications included Children and Teen, Highest Kite (open to all ages), Adult and Special Class.

And the winners are...
Winners in the Children and Teen competitions, listed by category, place, name and hometown, included the following: Children - Best Store Bought Kite: first place, Melanie Hawley, Nazareth, Pa.; second, Astrid Bruening, Wappengers Falls, N.Y.; third, Ivan Yelk, Lewes. Children - Best Homemade Kite: first, Ivan Yelk; second, Elsa Yelk. Children Medallion - Most Attractive Homemade Kite: Ivan Yelk. Children Medallion - Most Unusual Homemade Kite: Avery Bragg, Concalkin, Pa. Teen - Best Store Bought Kite: Maya Griffin, Takoma Park, Md. Teen - Most Attractive Homemade Kite: Kristina Newton, Middletown. Youngest Flyer (age 9 months): Lilly June Farhi, West Chester, Pa.
In the Highest Kite category, first place went to Oscar Stromberg/Diana Subak of Washington, D.C.; second place, Ben Huggett, Philadelphia, Pa.; and third, Mark Blattel, Milton.
Adult category winners included the following: Best Store Bought Kite: first place, Erkut Gokan of Izmir, Turkey, and second, Dan Faora, Fairfax, Va; Most Attractive Homemade Kite: Richard Miller, Ocean Pines, Md.; Best Flyer Homemade Kite: Arnold Simon, Pikesville, Md; Individual Precision Kite Flying: Mark Blattel, Milton; Open Individual Ballet Kite Flying: first place, Dennis Smith, East Brunswick, N.J., and second, Jim Cosa, Fort Washington, Md.

Special Class awards went to Bill Goodwin of Ocean View, Md., for Most Senior Flyer (age 66); Erkut Gokan of Izmir, Turkey, for Flyer Farthest From Home; Jude Todd of Camden for Smallest Kite; and Richard Miller of Ocean Pines for Largest Kite. Phil Broder of Rio Grande, N.J. won the Best All Around Gene Bookhammer Award.

At nine months, Lilly June Farhi is the youngest participant in the youth division. She gets a little help from her mom, Adeline. The family came from West Chester, Pa., to spend the weekend. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Don Baker of Lewes works hard to get one of his grandchildren's kites into the air. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Astrid Bruening of New York gets some help from Lee Ann Pomplas as she gets her kite in the air. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Avid kite flyer Arnold Simon of Pikesville, Md., participates in the high-flying contest. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Rachel Yeager of Mechanicsburg, Pa., gets better leverage on the ground. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Kites like these fill the sky above Cape Henlopen State Park. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Isaac Temby gets some help from Lee Temby of Lewes as they compete in the youth division. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Mom Joan Greeley of Lewes wants her eight-week-old son, Benjamin, to learn about the festival at an early age. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Rehoboth Kite and Toy Company owner Bee Linzey blows bubbles as a crowd tries to pop them. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Ben Huggett of Philadelphia lets his kite fly during the high-flying competition. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
With her colorful kite ready to fly, Grace Dunning of Smyrna prepares to compete in the high-flying contest. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Stunt flyer Dennis Smith puts on a demonstration during the kite festival. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Held by her mom, Adeline, nine-month-old Lilly June Farhi seems more interested in the kite string than the kite. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Ahva Farhi of West Chester, Pa., does some last minute repair work on her homemade kite. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Elsa Yelk of Lewes keeps an eye on her kite during the youth competition. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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