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We're Open: Gift of Wings continues to provide fun amid the pandemic

Posted at 6:52 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 07:52:34-05

Selling kites started as a way to get Scott Fisher off the ground and into the skies.

"I needed to figure out a way to pay for my flying lessons, and I did that. But after a while the hobby became a career," says Scott.

Scott opened Gift of Wings, first in Veterans Park, then later in Franklin and Greendale.

"Veterans Park, for example, is in the top 10 best kite-flying parks in the united states," says Scott.

Already popular, kite flying exploded as the pandemic left people gasping for fresh air.

"We were never forced to close down, but we were forced to slow down for several reasons. Number one, we were all unsure of what was going on," says Scott.

Wanting to keep customers active, but safe, Scott made sure all his locations were on the same page.

"You have to do that for your customers. People saw that we were wearing a mask, that we were limiting the number or amount of people that came into the store and making sure they were social distancing," says Scott.

As the seasons change, so does business. That's why among the kites, are aviation toys and gadgets that can be enjoyed year-round.

"What we're selling is fun," says Scott.

Even if the wind is missing, you can still get yummy Saturday donuts and fresh ice cream from Madison at Gift of Wings.

"The Chocolate Shop Ice Cream Company has been a great partner of ours and we enjoy working with them," says Scott.

No matter what location you visit, Scott would like to tell you two things.

"Well, the first thing I want to say is thank you. Thank you for working with us, we appreciate it. The second is go fly a kite," says Scott.

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