ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – This weeks gloominess in Odessa did not stop people from getting outside.
No sun, no worries community members created their own colors in the sky at the University of Texas Permian Basin Kite Fest.
Audrey Spotts, the parliamentarian of UTPB student government association was excited with the turn out.
“Sometimes I feel like campus is such a little bubble especially if you live in the dorms and its super nice to invite join and blend UTPB, Odessa and everywhere else,” says Spotts.
Community members like Mac McGahey usually just watches dozens of kites in the sky with his kids but this time his kids got to participate.
“To do actually something like this its great as you can see there is plenty of people out flying kites and kids Odessa needs something like this especially in this day and age,” says McGahey.
Alan Torre is main man when it comes to kites, you can catch him anytime there is good weather at UTPB campus with a large kite in hand.
He says to collaborate with the UTPB student government is his way of giving back to the community.
“We’ve been all cooped up indoors for a long long time now its about time we came out had a community little gathering and still be safely distant from each other,” says Torre.
Both UTPB student government and community members are looking forward to coloring the skies at next years kite fest.