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Colors fill the Lewes sky

Great Delaware Kite Festival in 45th year
This is just one of hundreds of colorful kites taking flight March 29 during the 45th annual Great Delaware Kite Festival at Cape Henlopen State Park. BY RON MACARTHUR
March 29, 2013
Winners of medals in the 45th Great Delaware Kite Festival at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes are:

Gene Bookhammer Award, best all-around: Ben Huggett, Philadelphia.

Most senior flyer: Helene Blum, 84, Harbeson; youngest flyer: Mike Corrado, 2, Annapolis, Md.

Flyer farthest from home: Carson Tippit, Seward, Alaska; smallest kite: Heather Siple, Wilmington; largest kite: Chloe Banino, Irvington, N.Y.

Highest kite: First, Arnold Simon, Pikesville, Md.; second, Mark Battel, Milton; third, Ben Huggett, Philadelphia.

Open ballet kite flying: First, Dennis Smith, East Brunswick, N.J.; second: Jim Cosca, Fort Washington, Md.

CHILDREN

Best store-bought kite: First, Alexis Cosbey, Lincoln; second, Ivan Yelk, Lewes; third, Grace Wiggins, Milton.

Best homemade kite: First, Elsa Yelk, Lewes; second, Zach Siple, Wilmington.

Most attractive homemade kite: Elsa Yelk, Lewes; most unusual homemade kite: Zach Siple, Wilmington.

TEENS

Best store-bought kite: Jordan Flaherty, Milton; most attractive homemade kite: Becky Siple, Wilmington; most unusual homemade kite: Becky Siple, Wilmington.

ADULTS

Best store-bought kite: First, Alejandro Harding, Silver Spring, Md.; second: Barbara Barth, Georgetown.

Best homemade kite: Mark Blattel, Milton; most attractive homemade kite: Karin Cooney Newton, Middletown.

The event is sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation.