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Cary Park District Participating in Statewide "Flying 4 Kids" Month Kite Fly

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Katie Hughes

Keep your eyes to the skies on Saturday, April 13 as The Cary Park District is hosting a fun, family-oriented kite fly as part of the Illinois Association of Park Districts' (IAPD) statewide "Flying 4 Kids" month celebration.

The goal of "Flying for Kids" 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 should bring their own kites and are encouraged to participate in a kite fly competition or fly kites on their own.

The kite fly will be held at Lions Park on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 -- 11:00 am.

This event is free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the Kite Fly, please contact the Cary Park District at 847.639.6100 or visit www.carypark.com.

For more information about the Park District Youth License Plate, or to place an order, call the Illinois State's office at 217.782.7758. Vanity and personalized plates are available. Request forms can be accessed at www.cyberdriveillinois.com or www.ILparks.org.

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