Fundraiser for injured soldiers to be held at Fayette airport
By Cindy Ekas
Published: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 1:36 a.m.
Laurel Highlands Senior High School's Mustang Air Force Junior ROTC program will hold a benefit for wounded soldiers at the Fayette County airport.
The event is scheduled for Oct. 12.
Dennis M. Jones, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a senior aerospace science instructor, said the fundraiser will be held at the Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We want to hold a car and bike show and an arts and crafts fair on airport grounds,” Jones said. “The event will be held outside the airport terminal in the parking lot. There will be no cost to the airport.”
Jones said the event will be called the first annual “Hometown for Heroes Car and Bike and Arts and Crafts Show.”
“The show will benefit those in the military who have been injured overseas,” he said. “It's a very worthwhile cause, and our cadets are very excited about doing this.”
Jones said the event will feature a D.J. Sixty cars will be featured, as well as 30 bikes. About 30 vendors are expected to attend.
Junior ROTC cadets are expected to arrive at 8 a.m. on Oct. 12 to prepare for the event.
“The cadets will come to sweep out the parking lot and pull the weeds to prepare the site for the event,” Jones said. “We will supply everything for the event, but we will need some electricity.”
Fayette County Airport Authority Chairman Fred Davis said authority members supported the event because “it's a community event and the airport is part of the community.”
“This is an airport and we are the Air Force,” Jones said. “This is a very appropriate site for the event.”
Cindy Ekas is a contributing writer.
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