Volunteers from Friends of the Soldiers' Home (https://www.afrh.gov/afrh/wash/washcampus.htm in Petworth, Washington, DC are hosting an Octoberfest on the grounds of the Home on Sunday, 7 October (First Sunday) and would like to add kite flying to the event.
This is the first year for the event, and they are expecting a good crowd of
people. There will be music and food, dancers, a storyteller, family fun
activities, a volksmarch, and an art bazaar. The organization has already
successfully hosted a Fourth of July event, which yielded 2000 in
attendance, and, like the Fourth, they intend to make this a yearly event.
They think that kite flying would not only add to the draw for the event but
would also be of interest to the veterans and wounded warriors who use the
The official event time is 1:00 â€“ 5:00 p.m., but arrangements for the kiters
to arrive much earlier to set up are currently approved at 9:00 am. Lunch
will be provided (IF you register in advance of the event ONLY!)
If you are interested in being part of the group, please contact Paul
LaMasters (301-972-9289; before Sunday, 30
September 2012. Paul must provide a head count to the organizers. More
details will be provided to all who sign up as they become available.
We're flying on about 40 acres of area, which also is home to a golf-ball
driving range (that should certainly be entertaining until someone is
injured!) The sponsors are roping off a field approximately 200 or 300 feet
on each side for our exclusive usage. There will be a drop-off area for
unloading, depending on the number’s of WOW volunteers we may get to park
next to the site as well.
There’s a need for kite-building with young adults and accommodations have