MT POCONO, PA (February 19, 2022) – Mt Pocono Rotary has announced this year’s Community Aviation Day Fly-In Drive-In Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 8 am to 2 pm at Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport with proceeds benefiting Mt Pocono Rotary and the East Stroudsburg Salvation Army. Pancake Breakfast tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Parking is $5 per car.
Mark Turner, Event Chair, comments, “We are thankful that it is once again possible to host our annual event. With the safety of our volunteers and attendees top of mind, we agreed that the open nature of the hanger where we serve the breakfast, and the outdoor displays and activities make the timing right to hold our community fundraiser.”
The day’s events include a pancake breakfast, airplane and helicopter rides, children’s activities, civilian aircraft displays, a Huey helicopter, emergency services and antique car displays, a Memorial Day Veterans service and an American flag parachute jump.
Turner continues, “This event was created over 25 years ago to give residents and visitors the chance to visit the airport, see 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 and 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, when thousands of neighbors have been finding it hard to feed their families, the need for services provided by the East Stroudsburg Salvation Army is under even greater pressure.
The Salvation Army East Stroudsburg Corps. provides hot meals, food baskets, shelter to Monroe County residents, and Christmas presents to children. This year, the East Stroudsburg Corps is expected to provide more than 40,000 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 donated by the volunteers of 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, Papillon and Moyer Excavation, and Hi-Tech Helicopters. 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.
Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport is located just off Rt. 611 at 188 Airport Drive, Tobyhanna, PA. The event is held rain or shine. Pancake Breakfast tickets can be purchased day of or in advance at RotaryFlyInBreakfast.com.
Contact: Moyer Aviation – 800.321.5890 – Vern@MoyerAviation.com