by: JonChristopher Collins
Josephine Kershaw and her daughter Marie Kershaw talk about the Kite R.A.C.E. Event event coming to Harrison on Thursday.
The event is being done to show solidarity, stand against hate, and have fun. The event comes as a response to the recent Asian hate crimes.
“The first recorded kite flying was around 200 BC,” Marie said. Kershaw said Marco Polo brought kites to Europe.
Kites will be available at the event; children will be able to decorate their own. Kershaw added that gift cards from Asian-owned businesses will also be available. “We wanted to focus on the positive and there’s so many positive aspects,” she said while speaking of the event and the local community.
The event will be at the old junior high football field by Crooked Creek. The event starts at 5 p.m.
Kershaw and her daughter spoke with “Around The Table” on KHOZ Tuesday. The entire interview is online on the Around The Table Facebook Page.