Sunday, August 27, 2017

Shumway Innernational Airport (IL05), Effingham County, Illinois: Fly-in luncheon to benefit aviation programs

SHUMWAY — More than 60 small aircrafts landed at the Shumway “Inner”national airport starting around 9:30 a.m. Sunday for a pulled pork luncheon to support the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, including the Young Eagles pilot program.

Hosted by Jack and Charlene Poff the event fed more than 200 people for a free-will donation between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. when pilots started heading back to their home airports. This fundraiser event is held on the last Sunday in August each year. They also host a fly-in breakfast on the last Saturday of June.

Planes flew in from Illinois, Missouri and Indiana including several from surrounding cities. Other visitors came by car to support the cause.

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