Lee's Summit City Councilman Allan Gray and Mayor Randy Rhodes read from an official city proclamation naming April Kite Month in Lee's Summit. After the reading, the two city officials presented it to festival manager Jill Ladas.
The ceremony at the regulars session of the city council on Thursday gave Ladas a chance to talk about how the festival started as just a small gathering of kite hobbyists and has now become one of the largest free kite festivals in the Midwest.
The 2011 MCC-Longview Flights of Fancy kite festival
Presented by Farmers Insurance
April 16, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.