On the last weekend in January, GiGi made the 2+ mile trek through the streets of Oak Harbor and is now at the new Aircraft Display Area across the street from the PYB – Naval Air Museum on SE Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor. Check out our Facebook page to see some of the many pictures taken that night.
This move was truly a community effort involving the Navy, Skagit Valley Community College, various departments of the City of Oak Harbor, North Whidbey Fire & Rescue, the Pioneer Way Wells Fargo Bank, various utility companies and many, many more. We thank everyone who supported the move. But special thanks goes to all the volunteers who came out to help with the move – we could not have done it without you. Finally, we are grateful to Island Thrift which provided funding that covered a major share of the expenses for this move. Please consider donating goods to as well as patronizing the Island Thrift store 600 SE Barrington Drive in Oak Harbor. Your patronage helps Island Thrift support important programs throughout our community.
Volunteers are now working on preparing the Aircraft Display Area and GiGi for visitors. We are aiming at 1 April to open the Display Area. This will be a major addition to the PBY-Naval Air Museum. Please come by to see GiGi and other artifacts that will be on display with her.