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Get caught in the wind at FENCE Saturday, March 10

Families gathered on Hawks Ridge Hill in 2012 for FENCE’s annual Go Fly a Kite Day. (photo submitted)

Families gathered on Hawks Ridge Hill in 2012 for FENCE’s annual Go Fly a Kite Day. (photo submitted)

The winds of March blow strong and that’s a good thing for the kite flying crowd that descends on Foothills Equestrian Nature Center each year for Go Fly a Kite Day.

For 2013 the kites will fly on Saturday, March 10 starting at 1 p.m.
Hawks Ridge Hill, behind FENCE Center, is the perfect place to practice your spins, dips and soaring. There are great easy hikes around the FENCE land and wonderful bird watching all over the property for families to enjoy themselves before the kites take off or after the kites have landed.

Bring a picnic and plan to enjoy the day at FENCE. Free kites are available for the first 200 participants.

Go Fly a Kite Day is made possible by the Kirby Foundation at Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF). FENCE is proud to partner with PCCF to provide enrichment and enjoyment to Polk County and beyond. The mission of Foothills Equestrian Nature Center is to provide facilities and focus for education, recreation and preservation in nature studies and equestrian activities with the aim of enhancing these endeavors to enrich the quality of life for the community.
For more information about Go Fly A Kite Day or other FENCE programs call 828-859-9021 or email info@fence.org.

– article submitted by Carrie Knox