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SUNY Sullivan's 28th Annual Kite Festival

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

By: PATRICIO ROBAYO|DEMOCRAT
Daniel Irwin, 13, from Roscoe was able to catch some wind at SUNY Sullivan.
LOCH SHELDRAKE — Kites have a very long history, as they were invented sometime in the fifth century in China from readily available materials. Silk was used for sail material fly lines due to its fine, yet high-tensile-strength, that silk is known for.
In America, the kite was once used by Benjamin Franklin to prove that lightning was the direct result of electricity in the clouds. And in the 1800's it was used by the Wright Brothers for research before making the first human flight possible.
SUNY Sullivan, for the past 28 years, has been hosting Kite Festival which features professional and amateur kite fliers from across the region.
Along with live music, food, craft vendors and a bouncy house, there was truly something for everyone on this day on the SUNY Sullivan campus.

Equally important the 11th Annual Fisher Film Festival started at the college which highlighted the work of the Digital Storytelling students. The festival included speakers Michael Coney, Evan Halman and Gene Weinstein.
The event was sponsored by the Sullivan County Visitors Association, Bold Gold Media Group and SUNY Sullivan.


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