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Model rocket fans hold launch at Dodds Park

CHAMPAIGN -- People had their eyes to the sky for a popular hobby.
CHAMPAIGN -- People had their eyes to the sky for a popular hobby. The Central Illinois Aerospace Model Rocket Club held a launch at Dodds Park. Enthusiasts young and old enjoyed the free event.

People took turns setting up their rockets before shooting them hundreds of feet in the air. One father hopes his passion carries on to his kids.

"Shot off rockets when I was younger, my son's age when I was 10 or 11 years old. But it's been about 30 years since I’ve done it and now that I’ve got children that are that age I kind of want to get them interested as well," said Scott Bassett of Bourbonnais.

The club meets two Saturdays a month. The next launch date is October 12 at the Rantoul Airport.
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