Shooting the breeze

Much fun was had flying kites on Australia Day. 149517

SCORES of Ocean Grove children braved strong winds on Australia Day to fly a kite with the local Lions Club.
OGBH Lions Club president Lloyd Smith said kids made about 150 kites at Main Beach on the day.
“There were pretty strong onshore winds there so people didn’t stay around for long,” he said.
“We had a steady stream of people throughout the day.”
Despite numbers being down a bit on last year, Lloyd said the kids and club members had a great time.
“It’s always a great day – the little kids all have a chance to help make the kites,” he said.
“It’s a very old design but it’s been proven – even in windy conditions.”
The club held a sausage sizzle on the day for the first time, which along with donations raised $380.