Wausau Downtown Airport turns into a kite flying park for Easter

WAUSAU, Wis (WSAW) -- For the first time, the Wausau Downtown Airport opened part of their facility for an Easter kite flying event.

Starting at noon, both children and adults were able to fly a kite on the airport ground and enjoy the amazing weather with friends. The idea originated from Ross Karaba, a Wausau resident, who says it’s a great way to get kids off their electronic devices.

“When I was a kid, my family and I would go fly kites after dinner on Easter,” explained Karaba. “I didn’t anticipate this much participation when I first brought the idea to the Wausau Downtown Airport.”

More than 50 families participated in the free event that ended at 4 p.m.

Karaba says he is impressed with the turnout and may make this an ongoing event.