Monday, September 3, 2007

Photo Ops Abound

What a great weekend it was in Alma, Michigan just a short week ago. A fabulous air show was put on and the routines, events and attractions were amazing. The turnout was also a rousing success, with conservative estimates in the neighborhood of 10,000 people. This was a difficult number to come up with as the event was free - open to the public to help gain support for the airport as well as build community spirit. And spirit there was!

Warbird Aerobatic and Formation demonstrations, static displays of military and vintage aircraft, P-51 Mustang performance, airplane and helicopter rides and Gene Soucy and Teresa Stokes performances were only a few of the attractions. Children's activities were also available, such as pony rides, and rides in a wooden airplane "train", pulled around the field. Food? Oh yes. Area Rotary clubs got together and put on a hamburger and steak fry. Food vendors were also on the grounds.

Feedback was excellent... pulling the Gratiot community together for two days of excitement and adventure. Maybe we'll have to do this again some time!

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