SPIRO—The 28th annual family kite flight day will beheld on Saturday at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center.
Normally there is an entry fee to the site but this will be a free day although donations are appreciated.
Each year since 1987, the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center has hosted a day of spring fun and learning. Each year over 400 individuals and families bring lawn chairs, blankets, kids and kites and fly the winds along with fancier kites flown by “Professional” kiters.
Demonstrations by kiters from Oklahoma and Arkansas will include stunt kites, parafoils and other fancy kites. There will be donated kites given away by drawing throughout the day.
Members of the Spiro Boy Scouts will help people make their own free sled kite too.
Along with the kite flying, younger kids can have fun in the children area. There will be a sandbox where children can dig in the sand for shells, jewels, coins and even a special token that can be turned in for a kite.
There will also be a bubble making area, which always draws a crowd.
Along with all the other fun, there will be vendors who will have Arts and Crafts and other things for sell. There will also be some food vendors and the grounds are perfect for a family picnic.
There are still some spaces available for vendors, so if you would like more information, please call or email the Spiro Mounds as soon as possible.
The Oklahoma Historical Society, the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center and the Spiro Mounds Development Association with help from the Fort Coffee Fire Department and the Scout Troops of Spiro sponsor this event.
The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is located three miles east of Spiro on highway 9/271 and four miles north on Lock and Dam Road. For more information, call Dennis Peterson at (918) 962-2062 or email at [email protected].