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Brazil Winged Modelers to conduct fundraiser

Friday, August 19, 2011

Model airplanes like these will be on display at the Brazil-Clay County Airport Sunday as the Brazil Winged Modelers conduct the Don May Air Show, a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. [Order this photo]
The Brazil Winged Modelers and the Terre Haute R/C Club will host the Don May Air Show Sunday at the Brazil-Clay County Airport to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Mitchell Baker is the president of both clubs and plays a large roll in the annual show.

Baker said the air show is named after Don May, an early member of the Terre Haute R/C Club who died of muscular dystrophy in 1989.

Baker has been involved with both clubs since 2002.

Last year, the air show raised $450 for the MDA, an amount that Baker hopes to match or exceed this year.

Baker said there will be many different ways people can donate money at Sunday's air show.

"Pilots will be doing the air show, there will be a $10 landing fee (for the pilots who fly)," Baker said. "(There will be) concessions, a raffle and donations"

Baker said the air show featured 15 pilots last year, and he hopes there will be some full-size planes making appearances this year.

The Don May Air Show will take place Sunday, from noon-4 p.m., at the Brazil-Clay County Airport.

All are welcomed to attend the event.

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The Brazil Winged Modelers are a Charter club of the Academy of Model Aeronitics, www.modelaircraft.org. We took in $514 for MDA and had 17 registered pilots. Thanks to Brazil Clay County Airport for allowing us to use the facility. For more info on Brazil Winged Modelers, check out www.bwmclub.org/gallery/ and Terre Haute R/C Club www.thrcc.org. Thanks to all the folks who worked the event and sponsors who donated. --Mitch

-- Posted by GhostRider2110 on Fri, Aug 26, 2011, at 11:23 AM

Sorry, that was $540.00 Thanks again to all who helped...

-- Posted by GhostRider2110 on Fri, Aug 26, 2011, at 12:10 PM

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