Annual kite flying event in Ann Arbor allows people to honor lost loved ones
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Reflect and remember loved ones who have passed at a kite flying event on Saturday, June 26. Fly and Remember will also feature readings from special guests, along with opportunities to share memories, see other participants’ kites and connect with the community. All families who have experienced the loss of a loved one are welcome, regardless of whether their loved one received care from Arbor Hospice, officials said. “It ties into the GrieveWells event, which they do the kite flying as well,” Arbor Hospice Grief support Services manager Margie Martin said. There will be small tents set up for those viewing kite flying with a group.mlive.com
Ann Arbors GrieveWell to host 4th annual Kite Festival on Saturday
ANN ARBOR Local nonprofit GrieveWell will host its annual Kite Festival on Saturday on the grounds of Lillie Park Central from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.GrieveWell supports adults in grief through workshops, peer support and educational resources. The 4th annual Kite Festival offers participants of all ages the chance to celebrate life, honor the memory of loved ones, and enjoy the uplift and whimsy of kites, Carol Lessure, Executive Director of GrieveWell said in a statement. Fly your own kite and watch professional kite flyers demonstrate their skills at the event, in partnership with Pittsfield Township and Kites and Things Store in Plymouth. Winners will be chosen by the Kite Festivals participants and one winner will have their design printed onto a real kite. GrieveWell and Pittsfield Township ask that all participants at Lillie Park South adhere to state and CDC recommended guidelines including wearing a mask and practicing safe physical distancing.