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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.

 

Date Change for Holland CareAffaire

Date Change for Holland CareAffaire

Due to scheduling conflicts, we have changed the date of our 2016 Holland CareAffaire to Saturday, August 27.  What hasn’t changed is the amount of fun you will have running in the Runway 5K, eating pancakes, taking an EAA Young Eagles flight (for kids 8-17 yrs) enjoying the classic and cars… vintage planes… and so much more!

Calling All Motorcycle Enthusiasts…

Calling All Motorcycle Enthusiasts…

Make plans now to join the M46 Posse for the 2nd Annual Chris Boes Memorial Ride.  It’s a Poker Run with a stop at the Wings of Mercy Muskegon CareAffaire. The cost is $10/person and includes a pancake breakfast. We will meet at J&H Oil-The Lakes Exxon located at 1196 E. Sternberg at 9:00 am. We will then ride to Executive Air Transport at Muskegon County Airport for the pancake breakfast.  We will depart at 11:00 am and make 4 additional stops.

This ride is in memory of Chris Boes who lost his battle with cancer 2 years ago.  Wings of Mercy pilots helped Chris with transportation so he could see the best doctors in the country for his condition.  This is a great opportunity to remember Chris by supporting an organization that meant a lot to him and his family.  See you there!

Registration open for the Lake County Runway 5K Run/Walk Race

Register now for the 1st ever Lake County Runway 5K Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, July 16, start time 9:30 AM.  The race will start on the runway at Campbell Airport in Grayslake, IL.  Early registration starts now and will go through May 31st.  Your $30.00 early registration fee includes a t-shirt and one free lunch at the Lake County CareAffaire which follows the race at 10:30 AM.   June 1st and after the registration fee will be $35 and include a t-shirt and lunch.  To register online, please click here

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...

January 2016 Flight Log

1/2/2016 KBIV-KFDK John Olson and Richard Terzo Golden Eagle 1/3/2016 KBIV-KRST Andrew Grooters and Jeff Ostrander Chancellor 1/6/2016 KFDK-KBIV Andrew Grooters and Eric Haney Chancellor 1/6/2016 KMKG-KRST Ryan Veenstra and Ray Chester Socata 1/8/2016 KBKL-KBIV George...

December 2015 Flight Log

12/1/2015 KMKG-KRST Timothy Talsma and Nicholas Talsma Navajo12/1/2015 KANJ-KOWD Gregory Ostrom and Peter Tobin Cessna 310 12/2/2015 KFDK-KBIV Gregory Ostrom and Peter Tobin Cessna 310 12/3/2015 KRST-KMKG Timothy Brenner and Terry Lutz Cirrus 12/4/2015 KOWD-KANJ Ryan...

November 2015 Flight Log

11/1/2015 KBIV-KICT John Workman and Bill Klungle Chancellor 11/2/2015 KAZO-KLUK Chris Faircloth andJohn Bowden Comanche 11/3/2015 KLUK-KAZO Rob Becker and Hugh Eisen Superstar 11/3/2015 KARB-KOGM John Laws and Don Weaver Baron 11/3/2015 KOGM-KARB John Laws and Don...

October 2015 Flight Log

10/1/2015 KRST-KGRR George Schraft and Kyle Curtiss Cessna 310 10/3/2015 KRST-KCMX Richard Terzo and John Olson Cessna 340 10/4/2015 KMKG-KRST Gary Sage and Andrew Grooters Golden Eagle 10/4/2015 KMGN-KRST Mike Miller and Jason Blair Baron 10/6/2015 KRST-KMGN Mike...

September 2015 Flight Log

9/2/2015 KRST-KGRR Mike Miller  and Andrew (Drew) Grooters Baron 9/13/2015 KBIV-KICT Gary Sage and Paul Segard Golden Eagle 9/14/2015 KGAI-KGRR Timothy Brenner and Jeff Schmitt Cirrus 9/14/2015 KGRR-KGAI Peter Santangelo and Ron Black Golden Eagle 9/18/2015 KICT-KBIV...

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