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Kendal Kite Festival brightens up the sky
ORGANISERS of Kendal Kite Festival refused to let the weather strike them down today (Saturday).
Providing the only bright spots in the Kendal sky was a flying inflatable Nemo from the popular Disney film, a kite shaped like a diver, a flying dog and dozens of other kites as enthusiasts gathered at Kendal Castle.
Children were also able to go 'teddy bear parachuting' and win a certificate for the feat.
Tomorrow, weather permitting, could provide an even bigger show as a family of four 30ft hippos, a gecko, and an octopus look set to be flown.
Sue Kennedy, who has organised the festival with partner Craig Harby, was determined for the show to go on.
"Conditions haven't been right because the rain weighs the kites down but we haven't let that deter us.
"We've had a constant stream of people up here today - not the crowds we were hoping for but considering the weather we've done alright," said Sue, of Preston Patrick.
The festival continues tomorrow on the top cricket pitch at Parkside Road and on Kendal Castle.
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