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Community Aviation Day
May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
25th Annual Community Aviation Day & Fly-In-Drive-In Breakfast At The Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport
MT. POCONO, PA (May 24, 2020) – The Mt. Pocono Rotary will sponsor its 25th Annual Community Aviation Day Fly-In Drive-In Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 24 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm with this year’s proceeds benefiting Mt. Pocono Rotary and The East Stroudsburg Salvation Army. For the past 25 years, the event has been held rain or shine at Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. The day’s events include a pancake breakfast, airplane and helicopter rides, children’s activities, civilian and military aircraft displays, a Huey helicopter, emergency services and antique car displays. We also have a parachute jump that follows our annual memorial tribute to Veterans.
Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 12 and under. The day’s activities include free airplane rides for children ages 8-17 donated by the Young Eagles EAA program, the presenting of the Colors and American flag parachute demonstration, aircraft, antique cars and military equipment displays, the Pocono Raceway pace car, children’s activities and a Memorial Day Ceremony. Parking is free.
Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport is located at 188 Airport Drive, Tobyhanna, PA. The event is held rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased day of or in advance at RotaryFlyInBreakfast.com or call 570-839-7161.
This event was created 25 years ago to give residents and visitors to our area the chance to visit the airport, see a variety of airplanes, experience helicopter and airplane rides, and generally find out about how to get youth involved with aviation. It has grown to be one of the Mt. Pocono Rotary’s largest annual fundraisers with over $200,000 raised that has been distributed to non-profit and deserving causes throughout the community.
The mission of The Salvation Army in East Stroudsburg is to preserve human dignity while empowering people to reach their potential through honoring heritage, strengthening family values and meeting human needs. In tough economic times, when thousands of neighbors are finding it hard to feed their families, the need for services provided by the East Stroudsburg Salvation Army is under even greater pressure.
Last year The Salvation Army East Stroudsburg Corps. provided 38,939 hot meals, 26,091 food baskets, and 8,983 nights of shelter to Monroe County Residents. The Toys for Joy, Toys for Tots and Angle Tree gift donations provided 20,964 Christmas items to children and ongoing, The Salvation Army feeds approximately 600 Monroe County families monthly. This year, the East Stroudsburg Corps is expected to provide more than 60,000 hot meals to hungry men, women and children in Monroe County and provide grants for rent, utility assistance, heating fuel and healthy food for more than 20,000 families in need thanks to donations from individuals, organizations and the generosity of the Mt. Pocono Rotary.
In addition to free airplane rides for children ages 8-17 donated subject to pilot availability and weather by volunteers for the Young Eagles EAA Program, airplane and helicopter rides can be purchased with proceeds benefitting the charities. Those rides are donated by event sponsors Moyer Aviation, Hi-Tech Helicopters and Papillon Moyer Excavation. Sponsors for the event include Bailey’s, Shop Rite and Smuggler’s Cove as a lead sponsor for their food donation, Besko Outdoor, and Sky’s the Limit for the parachute demonstration. Turner concludes, “We are offering sponsorships and ads in our new program booklet that will be distributed to our attendees. We welcome area businesses to join us in raising money for Rotary and this year’s very worthy charitable organization.”