Special Thank You goes out to the Volunteers who helped make Sunday’s celebration a success for some very special people. Sharon Yareff, Barb Johnston and Mary Ann Cameron handled all the food – Thank You!
We would also like to thank Congresswoman Betty Sutton for writing the proclamations and Senator Frank LaRose for his wonderful comments.
We were blessed with the presence of over 30 WWII Veterans and 20 Rosie the Riveters. Total visitation for the event approached 200. Again Thank You for your support!
Rosie the Riveters in front of the B-26
Mr. Don Block gave us his now famous “I did that Once” speech
Come joint the fun at MAPS sponsored by the Jackson/Belden Chamber of Commerce. Bid on a Blimp ride, proceeds go to MAPS Air Museum. Thank you for your support.
The Pancake Breakfast was a big success. Thanks goes out to all the volunteers and visitors. Special thanks for the pilots of the Stearman and P-51 for bringing the planes down from Akron. Good Job, Everyone!
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Stearman Rides are being sold at this Pancake Breakfast.
Drive or Fly-in the the Breakfast.
Saturday August 11 was a special day for Rita Haines and her family. We dedicated the Haines Display located in the Gallery of Heroes and the W.K. Haines Sr. Memorial Garden to the memory of Bill Haines. It was a memorable day at MAPS. Thank you Mrs. Haines for sharing the story of Bill’s extraordinary life.
Picture of the Memorial Garden by Rick Willaman
Tom Hughes corrected the history of this Tug. It appears that we were in error thinking this was one of the airport’s original tugs. Tom said that he requested that it be brought to MAPS from BF Goodrich’s operations at Moses Lake Washington. Thanks for the correction.
Robert Boykin is always dirty for a good reason. He is one of the hardest working young men that I have ever seen. He asked to be crew chief to try to resurrect the tug that was located in the boiler room. Well, many hours of hard work and a lot of advise from his many mentors resulted in the starting of the tug. Congratulations to Robert and his crew on the success.
Click on the picture to go to more pictures of the restoration. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the YouTube video of the starting.
Julie and Curt Adams add a much needed coat of paint to the hanger women and men bathrooms. Their support is really appreciated and will help keep the image of the organization fresh and clean. Thank You! from all of the members.
If you have any free time and would like to take on a project, please get with one of the directors and we would be happy to work with you to help make the organization better. Thank you for your support.