This year marked another successful Fly-In. This was the ninth year the Lazy Eight Radio Control Model Airplane Club has donated the proceeds from the annual giant scale model Fly-In event to the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society's free pet food bank program. It takes a full year to plan and the club members and their families give up a lot of family time to make the event the success that it always is.
They go out themselves and find sponsors and handle most of the publicity as well. Yes, the event can be tiring for everyone, but they make it seem easy and always fun, even when we suffered heavy rains. A group of Gloversville High School students helped me make the food bank a reality, but every member of your club has seen to it that, in the difficult times that followed, our doors remained open to help our seniors feed their pets without going hungry themselves.
We cannot forget the sponsors, for without their support the event wouldn't be as successful. We wish to thank the following businesses: Brown's Drywall LLC, The Bill Dexter Quartet, Sacandaga Outdoor Equipment & Self Storage, 4 corner Tire Company, Mohawk Valley Orthopedics PC, EPIMED International Inc, Carden Family Auction, Eglelston Energy Co., Vern's Auto Body Sales & Service, Railside Cafe, Carquest Auto Parts and Castiglione Jewelers Inc.
This year there was an additional and exciting fundraiser at the event. The owners of the Tower Shops, H&M Equipment Rentals and the Mohawk Valley Orthopedics PC raffled off a ride on a WW II-era P-51 Mustang fighter plane.
The Fly-In raised $2,455.25 and the flight raffle raised another $1,085.
You guys have made it so easy for me, and I am always at a loss to fully express my gratitude. Joe and I look forward to spending that weekend with you. Without this event we might never have met any of you and that would be a loss to us as we have made so many good friends who have enriched our lives.
As always, the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society asks that everyone support our local businesses so they can keep their doors open and to keep your much needed tax dollars at home.
JOAN C. NEHRBAUER