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Photos by Paige Lampson

Kites fill the air on Kite Day at McFarland Ranch.

The 15th annual Kite Day held at McFarland Living History Ranch last Sunday couldn’t have been much better. The event, hosted by the Galt Area Historical Society, boasted the highest attendance and best conditions in its 15-year history.

Pete Sheragy, resident kite expert, brought hundreds of kites for people to use and even helped people make their own. The wind was perfect and even the most novice kite flyer was able to get their kite in the air. Sheragy is planning to move out of the area but was happy to share his expertise and kites one more time.

“It is a big turnout,” Sheragy said, “the biggest turnout ever. We have the right amount of wind and I really didn’t expect that considering the high winds we had earlier in the week.”

There were hot dogs, Velvet Grill ice cream, giant bubbles to make, 4-H animals, rescued birds, and GALEP brought some mechanical horses to try. A lot of families brought their pop-up shelters and enjoyed the afternoon.

Society member Earl Frey was on hand to help the event run smoothly.

“This is a really good one,” Frey said. “The wind is perfect and the kites are really staying up there. We are running out of sky here at our 15th event.