Dubbo kites for kids event will be held at Jubilee Oval on August 19

Volunteers: Sonia Strachan Jena Glover, Mel Goedee, Lorna Brennan, Raquel Clarke, Gemma Lavelle, Jake Huckel and Kelly Brennan. Photo: Belinda Soole
Volunteers: Sonia Strachan Jena Glover, Mel Goedee, Lorna Brennan, Raquel Clarke, Gemma Lavelle, Jake Huckel and Kelly Brennan. Photo: Belinda Soole

About 400 kites will be flown by Dubbo families above Jubilee Oval in Dubbo on August 19. 

Local facilitator Lorna Brennan said the Kites for Kids event would be inclusive for everyone and encouraged families to come along and purchase the kites as a donation.   

The Kites for Kids organisation raises awareness for early childhood intervention.  The theme for this years event in Dubbo is “the sky is the limit”. 

“If you get in and help a child as early as possible, there’s the greater chance they’re going to achieve their full potential,” Ms Brennan said.  

Ms Brennan said Kites for Kids had been held every year in Dubbo for about 20 years.

“It’s all about raising awareness about the importance of early intervention for children. 

“It’s a day that the whole family can enjoy. It’s about getting the whole family there,” she said.  

Nine-year-old Jake Huckel helped make some of the kites which will be sold at the event for a gold coin donation. 

He said he enjoyed has never made a kite before, but has enjoyed the experience because he enjoys arts and crafts. 

He said he wasn’t sure how well he would able to fly the kite at the event but looks forward to trying. He said he has flown kites before and found it really was really fun. 

There will be a number of other free activities available including a jumping castle, Zumba, a petting zoo.

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