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posted: 4/15/2010 12:01 AM

Kids and kites help promote license plates

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Keep your eyes to the skies Saturday, April 17, as the Cary Park District is hosting a family kite fly as part of the Illinois Association of Park Districts' statewide "Flying 4 Kids" month celebration.

The goal is to raise awareness of the park district youth license plate, which features a colorful kite. Twenty-five dollars from the sale and subsequent renewals of each plate is placed into the IAPD Power Play Grant Program, a special grant fund to benefit beyond-school programming for youth at park districts and recreation agencies throughout Illinois.

Visitors can participate in a kite fly competition or fly kites on their own. Participants are encouraged to bring their own kites. Kite craft kits will be available for purchase at the event.

The kite fly will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at Lions Park. This event is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For information about the Kite Fly, call the Cary Park District at (847) 639-6100 or

For information about the Park District Youth License Plate, or to place an order, call (217) 782-7758. Request forms can be accessed at or