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Color the Wind 2018
 
Saturday, February 17, 2018
11 am to 4 pm 
 
10 N. Lakeview Drive
Clear Lake, Iowa
 

Here some links to videos of Color the Wind 2018:

Color the Wind video 2018 Mark/Christopher Sherman

Color the Wind by Christopher Sherman (aerial)

Color the Wind 2018 Bruce McKee

Clear Lake Kite Festival 2018 dakgeo

This page is currently under construction!  Please check back later!

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What a Fantastic Day!
 
Larry and I are absolutely astounded at the numbers of people who turned out for Color the Wind 2018!  It's hard to estimate how many came, but cars were parked on the streets for blocks around, the city and church parking lots were full all day as was the Surf parking lot!  We have never seen so many people out on the lake enjoying the day!  Local restaurants report record breaking receipts with one actually running out of food!  The number of "hits" on this website between Feb. 1 and Feb 18 totaled nearly 84,000!
 
 The public reception at the Clear Lake Arts Center was very well attended and Lee Cowan and Mark Hudspeth spent several hours there shaking hands and visiting with people.  At the kids' kitemaking workshop on Saturday morning, 116 kids made their own kites and decorated them beautifully.  CBS Sunday Morning spent most of the day Friday at our home interviewing us and filming and were at the kite festival, on the ice filming and doing interviews all day Saturday.  The tentative date for the program to air is Sunday, March 25th.  I will post any change in this here on this page.
 
Be sure to check back often!  I'll be adding photos of Color the Wind 2018 as they become available.  We'll also be posting "thank you" notes to all those who helped make this event a success! 
 
 

ctw2018ronmiles6.jpg Thank you, Ron Miles, for sharing your wonderful photos with us!

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2018dodson4.jpgChris Dodson's picture proves it!
Pigs DO fly! 

 
 
 
 
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ctw2018timlynn.jpg Our good friends Tim and Lynn Warren who came all the way from Paw Paw, Michigan to help us out!  Tim is one of "Larry's Lackeys and Lynn made lots of young ones happy by helping them make their own kites at the Arts Center!

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First time out of the bag for Michael Sherman's new Gecko!27867651_1646160085510734_1092791397403068017_n.jpg

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Who else but someone named Sean Beaver would own this one?  Thanks for coming all the way from Missouri, Sean and Stephanie!ctw2018ronmiles3.jpg

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28166493_10155233156068062_1141108116403995157_n.jpg You maka me DIZZY!

 
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Fire 'n Ice Alchemy stunt kite team demonstrating their routines for CBS Sunday Morning's Lee Cowanctw2018ronmiles5firenice.jpg

Mr Kite, aka Craig Christensen, chatting with Lee Cowan from CBS Sunday Morningctw2018craigc2.jpg

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