Blue sky days have become somewhat of a rarity lately, but kite enthusiasts were not disappointed on Australia Day when over 200 people enjoyed a beautiful morning at the fourth Kite Festival at Northparkes Oval. The sky filled with colourful creatures from stingrays, flamingos, bats and butterflies to two adorable giant koala kites flown by Ian Burrell.
Ian is from Canberra and comes to every festival with his amazing array of giant kites. He has some surprises every year, and the koalas being a news-worthy topic currently stole the show this time.
“I would like to thank the organisers and the people of Parkes for putting on the kite festival again this year. It would not be Australia Day without going to Parkes. Hope to see you all again next year,” said Ian.
Organiser of the event Peter Guppy was very happy with the day and said it looked like it was the biggest one yet. “Considering it was a long weekend with many people going away, we feel it was a successful day.” He said all the events on Australia Day were very well attended including the early morning breakfast cooked by Parkes Action Club members for the walkers with more than 100 people turning up.
By Maggi Barnard