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The 2016 Holland CareAffaire is this Saturday, August 27

The 2016 Holland CareAffaire is this Saturday, August 27

If you see vintage war birds flying over in formation Saturday morning, it’s to draw you out to West Michigan Regional Airport for our annual Runway 5K, Pancake Breakfast, and Fly-in. There is still time to register online for the Runway 5K at runsignup.com or show-up at 7AM on Saturday for same day registration.  All race packets can be picked up at the registration table any time after 7AM and the race will start promptly at 8AM. The Lions will serve their famous pancakes from 8 to Noon.  The cost for breakfast is just $6/person or $25 for a family of up to 6 people.  The EAA Young Eagles will start giving free plane rides to kids ages 8 to 17 at 8:30 AM.  Come early to register your children. Have you always wanted to go up in a helicopter, or a lear jet?  Or maybe you would like to meet some of our Wings of Mercy pilots and ride in a plane that has been used for our missions.  Helicopter, plane and lear jet rides will be available for an additional donation. Don’t miss this unique event.

Golf Anyone?

Golf Anyone?

Mark your calendars now for the 2016 Wings of Mercy Charity Golf Outing on Wednesday, September 14th.  This event is sponsored by Gerber Collision & Glass and is held at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale. It’s a four person, best ball scramble with registration at 7:00 am, shotgun start at 8:00 am and lunch following the event.  Please contact John Schreiber at john.schreiber@gerbercollision.com or call 616-204-0398 if you would like to attend.  Please specify the number of golfers, names and company.

Still Time to Register for the Lake Co. Runway 5K on Saturday, July 16

Still Time to Register for the Lake Co. Runway 5K on Saturday, July 16

Register now for our Lake County Runway 5K at this link: Lake County Runway 5K.  Same day registration begins at 7:00 AM Saturday morning and goes until 7:45 AM. The race starts at 8:00 AM. Race packets for those who registered online can be picked up Friday evening from 7 to 9 PM at Campbell Airport at the beige hangar.  The route is very unique and the weather is going to be beautiful.  See you there!

The Lake County Runway 5K Starts at 8:00 AM…and that’s final!

The Lake County Runway 5K Starts at 8:00 AM…and that’s final!

After further consideration, it has been decided that the Lake County Runway 5K should start at 8:00 AM as originally planned. There are so many fun things to do at the Lake County CareAffaire on Saturday, July 16, we need to get an early start to pack it all in!  Please join us at beautiful Campbell Airport in Grayslake, IL for this one of a kind event.  Use this link to register for the 5K.   Lake County Runway 5K

Come for the run, stay for more fun!

Come for the run, stay for more fun!

Register now for the first ever Lake County Runway 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, July 16, at Campbell Airport in Grayslake, IL.  Start time is 9:30 AM.  Your registration includes a race t-shirt and admission/lunch pass to the Lake County CareAffaire.  After the run you are invited to stay and enjoy other activities such as a vintage car show, helicopter rides, a pet adoption event, an amazing silent auction, a Military Honor Guard and much more.  The EAA Young Eagles will be offering free plane rides to kids ages 8 to 17. Don’t miss this full day of family fun. All proceeds to benefit Wings of Mercy.  click here for online run registration

 

Kickstands up at 9 AM for the 2nd Annual Chris Boes Memorial Ride

Kickstands up at 9 AM for the 2nd Annual Chris Boes Memorial Ride

Organizers are expecting a huge turnout for this year’s benefit bike ride.  Two benefits were planned for the same Saturday so they are being combined for maximum impact. Those participating in the Darrell Ripley Fun Run will be joining the M46 Posse on Saturday, June 4th at The Lakes Exxon on Sternberg Rd. for a 9:00 sharp departure to the Muskegon CareAffaire.  “It should be a great partnering of 2 events to draw in many more bikes this year, showing the great compassion and giving of the biking community”, said organizer John Boes.  Don’t miss it!

Have you tried Roger’s Pancakes?

Have you tried Roger’s Pancakes?

Roger (middle) and the Muskegon Host Lions have been serving their delicious pancake breakfast at our Muskegon CareAffaire for 20 years.  We couldn’t ask for better partners for ours or any worthwhile cause since as we all know, the Lions love to support their community.  Don’t miss seeing these guys in action at the 2016 Muskegon CareAffaire on Saturday, June 4, 8:00 to Noon, Executive Air Transport, Muskegon County Airport.

Have you got a classic car to show off?

Have you got a classic car to show off?

Well we have an opportunity for you, and it’s for a good cause. Join us on Saturday, June 4, for the Wings of Mercy Muskegon CareAffaire and enter your car in our Classic Car Show.  The entry fee is just $10 and includes a pancake breakfast.  There will be prizes for First, Second and Third Place and a People’s Choice award. For more information, please contact Matt Boes at mailto:mboes@structuralconcepts.com or call 231.286.1497.  All proceeds will benefit Wings of Mercy.

 

November 2016 Flight Log

11/1/2016 KMKG-KRST George Schraft and Matthew Tingley Cessna 310 11/3/2016 KUES-KSEF Thomas Wilkoski and Jimmy Szajkovics Baron 11/3/2016 KHOU-KPTK Tim Fino and Slav Inger Seneca 11/3/2016 KCMX-KARB Mike Miller and Larry Fuerst Baron 11/4/2016 KBIV-KBKL Chad L. and...

October 2016 Flight Log

10/4/2016 KMKG-KBHM Drew Grooters and Larry Fuerst Chancellor 10/4/2016 KFNT-KRST Chad L. and Jeff Thomas Skyknight 10/5/2016 KCMX-KARB Don Mertke and Timothy Brenner Cirrus 10/6/2016 KRST-KFNT Chad L. and Larry Fuers Skyknight 10/6/2016 KBHM-KMKG Drew Grooters and...

September 2016 Flight Log

9/1/2016 KFDK-KGRR Ray Chester and Ryan Veenstra Socata 9/7/2016 KCMX-KARB Mike Miller and Christopher Gottwald Baron 9/13/2016 KARB-KCMX Nick Jilek and Mark Nelson Merlin IIIB 9/13/2016 KMKG-KRST Chris Faircloth and Larry Fuerst Comanche 9/14/2016 KLDM-KMSN Kevin...

August 2016 Flight Log

8/3/2016 KHOU-KBIV Tim Fino and Larry Fuerst Seneca 8/3/2016 KLDM-KMSN Peter Santangelo and Joshua Clark Golden Eagle 8/4/2016 KBKL-KMKG John Workman and Daniel Neville Chancellor 8/4/2016 KBIV-KBKL Drew Grooters and Darin Hostetler Chancellor 8/5/2016   KMSN-KLDM...

July 2016 Flight Log

7/7/2016 KMKG-KRST George Schraft and Fred McCaskill N234DW Cessna 310 7/9/2016 KRST-KMKG Richard Terzo and John Olson N886BA Cessna 340 7/13/2016 KOWD-KANJ Tim Fino and Ed Phelka N47815 Seneca 7/14/2016 KGRR-KBOS Drew Grooters and Eric Haney N414MA Chancellor...

June 2016 Flight Log

6/15/2016 KMGY-KLAN Andrew (Drew) Grooters and Darin Hostetler Chancellor 6/19/2016 KMKG-KMSP Brad Pugh and Chad Pugh Columbia 6/21/2016 KMSN-KLDM Roland Betker and Larry Fuerst Corvalis 6/21/2016 KCMX-KARB Jerry Baarman and David Siegers Centurian 6/21/2016 KBIV-KFDK...

May 2016 Flight Log

5/10/2016 KMKG-KBKL Timothy Brenner and Terry Lutz Cirrus 5/10/2016 KGRR-KBOS Drew Grooters and Larry Fuerst Chancellor 5/10/2016 KGRR-KTEB Drew Grooters and Larry Fuerst Chancellor 5/10/2016 KZPH-KMKG Gil Collver and Tim Brutsche Twin Commander 5/12/2016 KSRQ-KGRR...

April 2016 Flight Log

4/3/2016 KMKG-KLGA Drew Grooters and Jeff Ostrander Chancellor 4/4/2016 KJFK-KMBL Drew Grooters and Jeff Ostrander Chancellor 4/5/2016 KARB-KCMX Cynthia Barclae and Dan Holtzclaw Bonanza 4/11/2016 KESC-KARB Kevin Malone and Daniel Jonkhoff Golden Eagle 4/11/2016...

March 2016 Flight Log

3/3/2016 KGRR-KBOS-KGRR Andrew Grooters and Jason Blair Chancellor 3/4/2016 KRST-KMKG John Olson and Richard Terzo Golden Eagle 3/6/2016 KANJ-KOWD Tom Biziorek and Justin Fernelius Cessna 340 3/6/2016 KCMX-KARB Brad Pugh and Chad Pugh Columbia 3/7/2016 KMKG-KTEB John...

February 2016 Flight Log

2/1/2016 KMDW-KGRR Drew Grooters and Jason Blair Chancellor 2/7/2016 KGRR-KRST Richard Terzo and John Olson Cessna 340 2/9/2016 KMKG-KRST Timothy Talsma and Nicholas Talsma Navajo 2/11/2016 KRST-KGRR Mike Miller and Larry Fuerst Baron 2/13/2016 KY70-KRST George...

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