Fun was a sentiment echoed by most of the parents and children at this years Kite Festival. “I think this is great. It’s all contained. There’s food and activities for the kids,” said Alyssa Metz-Topodas, parent of three children that were at the festival.
The playful screams of children could be heard as they ran all around the Upper Athletic Field as they attempted to get their kites airborne. Parents got in on the fun and assisted their children getting their kites into the air and some even ran around with kites as well. The kites were provided free by the college.
Weather was on the side of the event as it was a clear, sunny day with a relativity cool temperature.
The Kite Festival was one of the final events to cap off Homecoming Weekend here at Cabrini. It was a chance to let the younger kids run around and release some of that pent-up energy children always seem to have.
In addition to kite flying, there was also a moon bounce, face painting, arts and crafts, a snow cone machine as well as snacks and drinks. Fun, again, just seems to resonate throughout the air as there wasn’t a frown to be seen throughout the day.
When asked if they were having a good time, every child responded with a yes. Even though most of the children seemed a little bit timid, their faces showed how much fun they were having running around flying their kites. There wasn’t a moment when the field didn’t have at least a few kids trying to get their kites airborne while others wound up the string to go again.
In addition to all the activities at the Upper Athletic Field, people from the soccer teams were teaching children some of the basics of playing soccer.
Robert Dekker, another parent said, “I just wish there was more wind.”