Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fundraiser flies into Fremont this weekend: Fremont Municipal Airport (KFET), Nebraska

 Patrons of the Fremont Rotary Club Fly-in Breakfast had the opportunity to view a variety of aircraft and have a pancake breakfast during a previous event at Fremont Municipal Airport.

An annual Rotary Club event, geared toward raising money for community youth activities, returns for another year this weekend. 

The Fremont Rotary Club will host the 2013 Fly-In Breakfast and Airport Open House from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday at Fremont Municipal Airport.

Breakfast will feature The Pancake Man and pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served. Tickets may be purchased from any Rotarian for $5 in advance or by calling 402-721-7910; tickets are $6 the day of the event. Admission for pilots is free.

Sherry Leriger, Fremont Rotary Club president, said pilots will be flying into Fremont throughout the morning, many of them coming from as far as South Dakota, Missouri and Kansas. Leriger said pilot activity during the event is usually more concentrated in the morning, but the pilots stick around to show their planes to children and provide a photo opportunity.

Leriger said the event is one of the two big fundraisers the club has each year, and money raised is used when the Rotary Club gets donation requests from various organizations.

“It’s a huge piece of our money that we raise to turn around and try to give back,” Leriger said. “I think Fremont Rotary is becoming more recognized and branded in Fremont, so more people are coming to us for help.”

“We want to help as much as we can,” she added. “We want that recognition and we want people to come to us for help so that we can give back. That’s our whole thing — service.”

Leriger said the club hopes to attract about 600 to 700 people to the event.