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February 22, 2017

Contact: Dennis Peterson
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-962-2062

Spiro Mounds to Hosts 30th Annual Family Kite Flite Day

SPIRO, Okla. — Come celebrate the beginning of spring at the 30th annual Family Kite Flite Day at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center. Family Kite Flite Day will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017. This will be a free admission day at the site, although donations are appreciated. It will be a great day for families and folks of all ages.

Each year since 1987, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center has hosted a day of spring fun and learning for more than 300 individuals and families who bring lawn chairs, blankets, kids and kites to fly the winds. Demonstrations by kiters from Oklahoma, Texas 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.

Along with the kite flying, younger kids can have fun in the children’s 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 be a bubble making area, which always draws a crowd. Vendors will be on site selling arts and crafts, food and other items. There are still some spaces available for vendors.

The Oklahoma Historical Society, the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center and the Spiro Mounds Development Association sponsor this event. The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is located three miles east of Spiro, Okla., on highway 9/271 and four miles north on Lock and Dam Road. For further information, please call Dennis Peterson at 918-962-2062 or email spiro@okhistory.org.

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

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