Pub­lic in­vited to en­joy air­port open house

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Ed Helmick

Ev­ery two years, the Span­ish Fork/ Springville Air­port holds a spec­tac­u­lar open house event, and it is that time of year again. Like past year’s events, the pro­gram this year will in­clude a va­ri­ety of trans­porta­tion-themed dis­plays and ac­tiv­i­ties of in­ter­est to all ages. The pur­pose of the open house is to build com­mu­nity aware­ness and sup­port for the air­port that is jointly op­er­ated by the two cities.

The open house will com­mence with a “Run the Run­way” foot race fol­lowed by sky­divers. This is an air­port and a static dis­play of gen­eral avi­a­tion, law en­force­ment, air am­bu­lance and mil­i­tary air­craft will be a ma­jor fea­ture. A car show al­ways helps to bring out a crowd and for good rea­son. Keep­ing with the trans­porta­tion theme, a kid’s train ride will cir­cle sev­eral of the hangars just for the fun of it. Flight demon­stra­tions will be con­ducted in the af­ter­noon fol­lowed by air­plane rides later in the day. Through­out the day, a live band will be play­ing in a cen­tral area of the air­port ramp.

That’s not all: ev­ery­one who at­tends will re­ceive a ticket for the prize draw­ings se­lected through­out the day. A food court and din­ing tent will be avail­able to take care of ev­ery­one’s hunger. Ven­dor booths will have a va­ri­ety of trans­porta­tion-themed items for sale for both fun and ed­u­ca­tion.

For those that do not know, the Span­ish Fork/Springville Air­port is lo­cated at 2050 N. Main in Span­ish Fork. It is sug­gested that you come early for the best park­ing and to take in a full day of en­ter­tain­ment.

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