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First CPC of Oakridge – Family Kite Festival

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge (Presbytery of East Tennessee) announced they will hold their annual Family Kite Festival on Saturday, April 22, 2023, beginning at 12 noon Eastern time and continuing through 4 pm on the front lawn of the church, which is located at 127 Lafayette Drive in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on the corner of Lafayette Drive and Laboratory Road.

The Family Kite Festival is totally free with free registration, treats, water and a free Family Kite Festival Kite Workshop beginning at 12 Noon where kids and parents can build and decorate their own kite with free supplies and kit builder instructors provided by the event staff.  Each Kite Kit includes plastic kite, sticks, kite tail & handle with string. Plus, every participant will receive a Family Kite Festival Certificate Of Participation.

All children and parents need to do is contact First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Of Oak Ridge at 865-483-8433 any weekday between 9 am and 3 pm and register for the event and kite workshop.

Pre-registration is recommended to insure availability of Kite Workshop supplies the day of event.

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church has been part of the Oak Ridge Community since 1953 and looks forward to presenting this exciting family event to the entire community.

Contact Carol Williams at 865-483-8433 for more information or online at

Matthew Gore

Matthew Gore

Matthew H. Gore is a British journalist, historian, popular culturist, archivist, and educator residing in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the immediate past-president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists and is best known for his book The History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Kentucky to 1988 (2000). He has also published on a variety of topics as diverse as The Origin of Marvelman (a British superhero of the 1950s and 1960s), the relative scarcity of East German philatelics, and the biography of British pulp artist, Denis McLoughlin. He is employed by the Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the Cumberland Presbyterian Center in Memphis, Tennessee, as editor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Magazine and as publications manager. He has been associated with both Western Kentucky University, which honored him with their James H. Poteet Award, and the University of Kentucky. He also serves as editor for all Boardman Books (Memphis, Tennessee) publications.
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