Cassidie Curry, 8, tries her best to get a kite airborne as her mother, Teri, joins in the fun. (Photo by Aaron Ricca)
KINGMAN – One of the few days in Kingman where the wind decides to take a break didn’t ruin a Thursday afternoon for kids getting ready for Spring Break.
Kingman Academy Primary School second graders (and a few of their kindergarten and first-grade siblings) took a venture to the neighboring Centennial Park to close out the first half of the Spring semester with a Kite Day Celebration.
Teacher Alyssa Mason was busy kite-coaching some kids to and corralling others.
“Our goal was to send the kids off with a with a nice family kite day,” she said.
Roughly 200 kids, teachers, parents and other family members frolicked in the grass and struggled for the better part of two hours to get a variety of kites afloat.
Their afternoon started with a lunch in the park and then off to rolling, running and relaxing.
Mother Teri Curry was helping her daughter, Cassidie, get a kite in the air.
“It’s a fun day to get out and fly,” she said. “It’s not something people do much anymore.”
Cassidie was joined by her friend, Janaye Carter. They took turns racing down the grass trying get the tension needed on kite strings to send the tiny crafts into the sky.
“Me and her like flying kites together,” Cassidie said. “I haven’t flied [sic] them since I was seven. Now I’m eight.”
The girls said being outside was nice, but they’d probably still be inside having fun drawing on the last day before a week away from school.
They’ll be drawing for spring break anyway.
“Maybe riding horses too,” Carter added.
Mason herself didn’t have anything out of the ordinary planned for the week off.
“I’ll probably hand out and clean the classroom,” she said. “By the time we come back we’ll have four weeks of school left and then summer will be here.”