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Airport will host annual Father’s Day fly-in/drive-in breakfast

LACON — The Marshall County Airport will host its annual Father’s Day fly-in/drive-in breakfast from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 17, at the airport on Route 17, just one-half mile east of Lacon.

A hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausage and eggs will be served for donations of $6 for adults and $4 for children.

Airplane rides will be offered by KILO Aviation LLC. Helicopter rides will be available too. There will be a static aircraft display and Peoria RC Modelers will have a display of radio controlled model aircraft.

Marshall County Flyers Inc. will announce an aviation scholarship that will honor the legacy of the late Charlie Allen, longtime president of the Marshall County Airport Board. Details about the scholarship will be made available at the breakfast.

Allen and his mother worked at the very first breakfast and he continued to participate at every breakfast. Breakfast proceeds will help fund the scholarship and also we will be accepting public donations to help fund the scholarships.

Jim Fassino, president of Marshall County Flyers Inc., Board said, “We are excited to have a number of fun items, including face painting for children and a large radio controlled model aircraft display.” Face painting for children by the Zoo Lady will be available from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Marshall County Flyers Inc, a not for profit corporation, was formed in 2015 to organize the
annual breakfast. Last year more than 1,500 visitors turned out for the breakfast with aircraft of all types flying in from all over the Midwest.

The breakfast and festivities will take place rain or shine.

The Marshall County Airport will host its annual aviations safety seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 23, at the airport. Everyone interested in aviation is welcome to attend.

For additional information contact Barry Logan, airport manager, at 309-246-2870 or Jim Fassino, president of Marshall County Flyers Inc., at 309-361-6828.

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