The 51st annual Great Delaware Kite Festival at Cape Henlopen State Park April 19 may have been among the windiest in the history of the event, with gusts topping 25 mph. The event features stunt flying and competition for children and adults.
In recent years, an egg hunt and egg toss have been added to the schedule. The popular festival is sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation.
GREAT DELAWARE KITE FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS 2019
Gene Bookhammer Award for Best All Around - Rich Cairncross, Media, Pa.
CHILDREN & TEEN COMPETITIONS
Children - Best Store Bought Kite - first, August Kunzelman Silver Spring, Md.; second, Novalee Coleman Bel Air, Md.; third, Brooklyn Bailey, Millsboro.
Children - Best Homemade Kite - first, Meranda Marlowe Georgetown; second, Dylan Kissling, Reading, Pa.
Children - Most Attractive Homemade Kite - Meranda Marlowe Georgetown.
Children - Most Unusual Homemade Kite - Tucker Webster, Rehoboth Beach.
Teen - Best Store Bought Kite - Adam Griffin, Georgetown.
Youngest Flyer (age 5 months) - Zoe Wojnikiewicz, Smyrna.
HIGHEST KITE COMPETITION - ALL AGES
Highest Kite - first, Rich Cairncross, Media, Pa.; second, Ben Huggett, Philadelphia, Pa.; third, Arnold Simon, Pikesville, Md.
Adult - Best Store Bought Kite - first, Karen Newton, Middletown; second, John Niemkiewicz, Lewes.
Adult - Most Attractive Homemade Kite, Rich Cairncross, Media.
Adult - Best Flyer Homemade Kite - first, Rich Cairncross, Media; second, Arnold Simon, Pikesville.
Adult - Individual Precision Kite Flying, Mark Blattel, Milton.
Open Individual Ballet Kite Flying - first, Jim Cosca, Fort Washington, Md.; second, Phil Broder, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; third, Dennis Smith, East Brunswick, N.J.
SPECIAL CLASS AWARDS
Most Senior Flyer (age 69) - Arnold Simon, Pikesville.
Flyer Farthest From Home - Astrid Bruening, Wappingburg Falls, N.Y.
Smallest Kite - Bill Goodwin, Ocean View.
Largest Kite - Ben Huggett, Philadelphia, Pa.
See more photos in the Friday, April 26 edition.