Roanoke VA Weatherfest WDBJ7
(Roanoke VA Weatherfest)
This event is not sanctioned by the AKA

Date & Location:
10/19/2012 - 10/20/2012
WDBJ 7 Television Station
2807 Hershberger Road
Roanoke, VA US
(AKA Region 3)
Kids Kitemaking
Kite Demos
Kite Art Exhibit
For those of you familiar with the Blue Ridge Kite Festival, one of the local TV stations in the Roanoke/Salem and southwest VA area WDBJ7 is offering a unique opportunity for our club Got Wind? and the AKA in general to get the word out about our love of kiting.
They are having their first annual WeatherFest on Friday and Saturday October 19th and 20th. On Friday it will consist of local schools and clubs (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc) coming to visit the exhibit and learn how weather affects our sport and many others. As of today the total number of children slated to attend stands at 2100+. Part of our plan is to pass along information about the Kites in the Classroom program, kite making and kite flying.
This event is not limited to sports but storm tracking, weather reporting, disaster relief, etc. At this time there are 18 other participating exhibitors including Got Wind?. This is our time to shine and show what the AKA and kiting is all about. On Saturday the event will be open free to the public for everyone to come visit all of the exhibits. Presentations, instruction, demonstrations and one on one visitation with kids and adults alike will take place both days.
We are excited that WDBJ7 contacted us to participate in this event. We are looking forward to sharing our passion for kites with everyone, however we are concerned that being such a small club we may not be able to handle this alone. We would be thrilled to have anyone who would like to come out and assist show up either day. If you are unable to attend any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Please contact Donald Jacobs (Got Wind? kite club)at or Will Smoot. Please include WeatherFest in your subject line.
For additional information contact:
Donald Jacobs
7547 Conner Road
Copper Hill, VA 24079
Phone: (540) 651-3066
Got Wind? Kite Club
WDBJ7’s Digital Broadcast Center
2807 Hershberger Road
Roanoke, VA 24017

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