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Dine with Patty Wagstaff at Lockwood

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1 Lockwood Lane • Sebring FL 33875 • 863-655-5100 •

Email: phil@lockwood.aero  • Internet: www.Lockwood.aero

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January 11, 2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SEBRING YOUTH AVIATION EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Dine with Patty Wagstaff and Help Raise Funds for a Worthy Cause

 

Sebring, FLORIDA / January 11, 2013 — The Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo begins in a few days. Aircraft and people will be arriving from all over the eastern U.S. Attendees will enjoy many benefits and they have one interesting opportunity to help out a worthwhile effort.

Patty Wagstaff

On Friday, January 18, 2013,  Heartland EAA Chapter 1240 will sponsor Dinner with Patty Wagstaff, three-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion. Single dinner tickets are $50 per person and sponsors can purchase a table for 8 at $500. Proceeds will support youth aviation education programs.

The Sebring EAA chapter has engineered a rare partnership between the chapter, the airport, and the local school board to provide educational activities for kids. Supported by a donation from aviation philanthropist James Ray, the chapter built a new 60 x 70-foot building at the Sebring Airport where they have classrooms and facilities including a large hangar space where high school children are involved in restoring two aircraft. Led by aerospace teacher John Rousch, the chapter also provides flight training scholarships. Funds raised at the Expo dinner will benefit this youth-oriented work of the chapter. The dinner event will occur in the main hangar of Lockwood Aviation Supply immediately south of the airport terminal building.

The dinner’s star attraction is national aerobatic champion Wagstaff who will be presenting to the dinner attendees. She will also be performing in her Extra at the 2013 Expo in a first for the event.

The dinner menu consists of a barbecued brisket or Cornish Hen, red potatoes, grilled vegetables, salad, beverages, and dessert prepared by the award winning Everglades Barbecue Team.

“Jimmy Brode is doing the barbecue,” confirmed Phil Lockwood, owner of Lockwood Aviation Supply and an active member of EAA Chapter 1240. “Jimmy travels the southeast competing in barbecue events and he’s been very successful, so the EAA dinner should be delicious.”

To sign up for a ticket or to sponsor a table, or simply to get more information, contact John Rousch, EAA 1240 Young Eagles Coordinator via email at jhr@strato.net or by phone: 863-273-0522.

 

         

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