The Charlton Neighbourhood House, in conjunction with Buloke Shire was pleased to be able to have ‘Kites for Kids’ return with their wonderful display of kites. Charlton was indeed fortunate to have Jo and Ricky Baker take time to visit and share their passion for kites with the community. Travelling the world to such exotic places as India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and locations across Australia to fly kites at festivals is a long way from our small rural town. Indeed the following day they were booked to appear in Geelong after previously being in Bondi, NSW putting on a display.
A large number of families attended St Joseph’s Primary School oval and had the opportunity to colour and assemble a free kite kit provided as part of the day. With volunteer helpers on hand for those who needed it, the kites when completed were then able to be enjoyed. While the gusty winds made controlling the giant kites difficult, it wasn’t long before a few great displays were up in the sky.