FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sponsored by Mt Pocono Rotary Club
Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport, Rt. 611, Mt. Pocono, PA
25th Annual Community Aviation Day Fly-in-Drive-in Breakfast Adapts to
Area Event Changes with New Date Set for September 6 at
Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport
MT POCONO, PA (September 6, 2020) – In light of recent COVID19 Social Distancing Directives, the Mt Pocono Rotary has moved its May, Memorial Weekend Community Aviation Day Fly-In Drive-In Pancake Breakfast to a new date, Sunday, September 6, 2020 from 8a.m. to 2p.m. with this year’s proceeds benefiting Mt Pocono Rotary and the East Stroudsburg Salvation Army. For the past 25 years, this popular community event has been held rain or shine at Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport.
Mark Turner, Event Chair, comments, “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 even plans for a parachute jump.”
Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and under. The day’s activities include free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 *weather and space permitting. Parking is free.
Turner continues, “This event was created 25 years ago to give residents and visitors to our area the change 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 of 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, then 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 Angel 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 kids ages 8-17 donate by volunteers for the Young Eagles EAA Program, airplane and helicopter rides can be purchased with proceeds benefiting the charities. Those rides are donated by event sponsors: Moyer Aviation; Hi-Tech Helicopters; in addition to Papillon and Moyer Excavation. Sponsors for the event include Bailey’s; Shoprite; Smuggler’s Cove, as a lead sponsor for their food donation; Besko Outdoor; Sky’s the Limit for the parachute demonstration and many more area businesses and organizations.
Turner concludes, “We are offering sponsorships and ads in our program booklet that will be distributed to our attendees. We welcome area businesses to join us in raising money for Rotay and this year’s very worthy charitable organization.”
Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport is located just off Rt. 611 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 by calling 570.839.7161.
Contact: Moyer Aviation – 800.321.5890 – Vern@MoyerAviation.com or John Davis 570.977.4370 – 4.17.2020