Let's go fly a kite!

Stunt-kite flyer Jim Cosca of Skydog Kites is an annual participant in the kite festival. BY RON MACARTHUR
April 18, 2014

The air was cool, but the breeze was brisk for those who attended the 46th annual Great Delaware Kite Festival April 18 at Cape Henlopen State Park.
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce announces winners and medallion recipients of the 2014 Great Delaware Kite Festival held April 18 at Cape Henlopen State Park.
Award classifications included Children and Teen, Highest Kite (open to all ages), Adult and Special Class.

And the winners are...
Winners in the Children and Teen competitions, listed by category, place, name and hometown, included the following: Children - Best Store Bought Kite: first place, Melanie Hawley, Nazareth, Pa.; second, Astrid Bruening, Wappengers Falls, N.Y.; third, Ivan Yelk, Lewes. Children - Best Homemade Kite: first, Ivan Yelk; second, Elsa Yelk. Children Medallion - Most Attractive Homemade Kite: Ivan Yelk. Children Medallion - Most Unusual Homemade Kite: Avery Bragg, Concalkin, Pa. Teen - Best Store Bought Kite: Maya Griffin, Takoma Park, Md. Teen - Most Attractive Homemade Kite: Kristina Newton, Middletown. Youngest Flyer (age 9 months): Lilly June Farhi, West Chester, Pa.
In the Highest Kite category, first place went to Oscar Stromberg/Diana Subak of Washington, D.C.; second place, Ben Huggett, Philadelphia, Pa.; and third, Mark Blattel, Milton.
Adult category winners included the following: Best Store Bought Kite: first place, Erkut Gokan of Izmir, Turkey, and second, Dan Faora, Fairfax, Va; Most Attractive Homemade Kite: Richard Miller, Ocean Pines, Md.; Best Flyer Homemade Kite: Arnold Simon, Pikesville, Md; Individual Precision Kite Flying: Mark Blattel, Milton; Open Individual Ballet Kite Flying: first place, Dennis Smith, East Brunswick, N.J., and second, Jim Cosa, Fort Washington, Md.

Special Class awards went to Bill Goodwin of Ocean View, Md., for Most Senior Flyer (age 66); Erkut Gokan of Izmir, Turkey, for Flyer Farthest From Home; Jude Todd of Camden for Smallest Kite; and Richard Miller of Ocean Pines for Largest Kite. Phil Broder of Rio Grande, N.J. won the Best All Around Gene Bookhammer Award.

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