FIRST ANNUAL PBY-NAVAL AIR MUSEUM CLEBRATION OF FLIGHT DINNER AND AUCTION

On May 20, 2017 our first annual Celebration of Flight Dinner and Auction was an unqualified success. The final tally of proceeds was $90,000, we now have funds for a new simulator and to sponsor a PBY from Victoria, BC to fly in the Seafair Air Show on 5 and 6 August of this year! We will also make a substantial addition to the Capital Fundraising account for a future museum.What is really remarkable is that this event was on par with other long established dinner & auction fund raisers here on Whidbey and it was done by all volunteers! Most organizations have at least one or two paid staff to help coordinate their events. Knowing that many of you contributed in a variety of ways that I may not cover, I do want to recognize our volunteers who were on scene last night, especially Margie Porter and Peggy Whitford, the dinner and program coordinators. In addition, John Presley, Hillary Rivera, Kali Archipley, Sonny Starks, Cori Siggens, Clinton Brown, Al Hernandez, Rex Porter, and Win Stites all played important roles in making the evening a success. Way to go volunteers

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