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Second Broadneck Kite Festival Launches in April

Kara McGuirk-Allison recently told Patch that the playground renovation could be completed in May.

Kite pilots, ready your ribbons for the second-annual Broadneck Kite Festival at Broadneck Park.

Last year's festival drew a crowd of kite enthusiasts to the park for a fundraiser that benefited the Friends of Broadneck Park, a group that successfully drove a campaign to revitalize the park's playground.

This year's festival will kick off on April 21, with a rain date of April 28, according to FBP organizer Kara McGuirk-Allison.

In August, former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold confirmed that at the playground, set to begin in spring.

McGuirk-Allison recently told Patch that the work could be completed in May.

"We should start seeing some action at the playground in April with a finish date around May 1," she said.

The FBP is still running a fundraiser for the playground where families can donate money for personalized bricks to be laid around the site of the new playground. For details, check the FBP website.

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Friends of Broadneck Park February 13, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Thanks Frank! With the county Rec and Parks and our own fundraising efforts, we will be building a $50k playground...similar in size to the one at Bay Head Park. We are excited! I'll keep you posted!

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