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98 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 11 - March 14, 2005 Great-Delaware Kite fest will feature high-flying fun March 25 The Great Delaware Kite Festi- val, cosponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and the Delaware Divi- sion of Parks and Recreation, will take place Friday, March 25 (Good Friday) at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; competition starts at 10 a.m, The regional event is featured as part of National Kite Month. Estab- lished 36 years ago when the Ma- harajah of Bharatpur, India, chal- lenged Delaware's governor to a kite-flying contest, the competi- tion proved to be a crowd please r. Year after year the competition continued and in time, peoplebe- gan coming with their own kites. The festival draws thousands to Cape Henlopen State Park to watch competitors vie for 18 judged prizes. Spectators wiil also treated to stunt kite-flying demon- strations by the Valli Boyz, a group of professional fliers who travel annually to Delaware for the festival. The longterm success of the Great Delaware Kite Festival was acknowledged by then-Gov. Tom Carper in 1998, when the event captured the Governor's Hall of Fame Tourism Award for Out- standing One-Day Special Event. Business and community lead- ers have donated awards for novice and advanced competitors of all ages. Six special class awards will be designated for su- perlatives, such as the small com- petitor and most senior competi- tor. Competitors' entrance fee is $1 for fliers up to 17 years and $2 for everyone else, Competitors can also pay an additional $2 to com- File photo The Great Delaware Kite Festival will feature a wide array of entries-Friday, March 25, a Cape Henlopen State Park. Orchestra Continued from page 97 New York Philharmonic. He has been soloist with leading orches- tras around the world, including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Waverly Consort and the Handel and Haydn Society. Party is on the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music, the Mannes College of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music. Lecturer and French horn play- er Michael Johns has toured with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He is currently on the faculty of Temple University and Swarth- more College. For directions, visit the Bryn Mawr College web site at: rections.shtml pete in the Highest Kite Award category which will take place at 12:15 p.m. for all ages. There is no charge to watch the competi- tions. There is a special event fee of $3 per car to enter the state park, which is collected at the en- trance to the park. The children's and teen's com- petitions take place from 10 am. to noon, followed by the awards ceremony for the morning compe- tition. The adult competitions, stunt kite competition, novice in- dividual precision Competition and the open individual ballet Continued on page 99 RICHARD F. LYNAM, JR.