Micah Walker Detroit Free Press Published 7:07 PM EDT Jul 14, 2019 With sunny skies and not a cloud in sight, Sunday was the perfect day to swim and play on Belle Isle. Or for Steven Moore and his granddaughter, Layla Martin, the perfect day to fly a kite. Moore and Layla were among hundreds of people on the island who participated in the third annual Detroit Kite Festival, a free event where attendees can build, bring, or buy a kite to fly. Moore brought a multicolored kite with him, while Layla created her own kite at the Make-A-Kit tent, a station sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts. The 8-year-old decorated her paper kite with teal and purple hearts and butterflies, with the word, “Friendship” scribbled across the top. The Canton resident said he has been flying kites since he was a child and enjoys partaking in the activity with his granddaughter. Over near the James Scott Memorial Fountain, 8-year-old Ethan Bocknek was flying a small, multi-colored kite. “My kids love to fly kites, they love Detroit,” said Ethan’s mother, Erika Bocknek. With her was her 4-year-old daughter, Lielle, husband Andy, and 18-month-old daughter, Kefira. This the first time the… Read full this story
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