‘Kite Man’ celebrates 95th birthday

Published 6:49 pm Thursday, October 24, 2019


Junius Bradshaw celebrated his 95th birthday this month. Being known locally as the Kite Man, Bradshaw has assisted hundreds of kids with his craftsmanship of paper and string.

After a Cub Scout project with his son, Gerald, he never dreamed his work would take him to the “Today” Show and the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.

With a tool kit built at Union Camp, Bradshaw even flew one of his creations two miles up.

Here, he’s pictured with his younger son, Steve.