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Cherokee Flight Breakfast scheduled Sunday

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Cherokee 'Wings and Wheels Breakfast' will be held this Sunday at the Cherokee Airport. Proceeds will go towards scholarships for area youth. Photo contributed.
One of Cherokee's most popular traditions is the annual Flight Breakfast held at the Cherokee Airport.This year the event is bigger and better than ever.

Not only will the breakfast feature great food, including pancakes, eggs, sausage and a beverage and plenty of airplanes, but the event is now being changed to what organizers are calling "Wings and Wheels Breakfast" and will include not just an airplane show but automobiles, motorcycles, tractors and a helicopter, plus airplane rides for $20, weather permitting.

The event will begin at 7 a.m. and last until noon on Sunday, May 15. Cost for the breakfast will be $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12, and preschoolers are free.

Pilots, co-pilots and show drivers will also eat for free. As Cherokee Airport manager Brian Lauck of the Cherokee Airport stated, "Anything that looks cool is welcome - and we'll feed you, too."

Also, the Cherokee Airport will be hosting the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Chamber Coffee on Friday. During the coffee, the airport terminal will be showcased. Recently, the terminal has had a facelift of sorts. New windows and a new roof have been installed, walls rebuilt, along with new flooring and a paint job. The remodeling efforts were made possible by a grant from the State of Iowa, which paid for 90 percent of the remodeling costs.

Anyone who wants to participate or volunteers in the "Wings and Wheels Breakfast" is welcome to call 225-2810 for more information.

All proceeds raised at the breakfast will go towards a scholarship to a local student who is interested in learning to fly.

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