Kite festival

Ron Lindner (right) came from High Ridge near St. Louis to launch a stunt kite created by artist Janene Evard, of Ardmore, Okla., at Saturday’s “Kites Over Route 66” festival at the Joplin Athletic Complex. Cameron Ransom, 9, of Alba, helped with the launch.

Globe/T. Rob Brown
The Joplin Globe

The young at heart have been flying kites for 3,000 years and Saturday’s drizzling weather did not stop some of the hobby’s modern enthusiasts.

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