Air show raises money for Wounded Warriors
The Benzie Area Radio Control club (BARC) held their 16th Annual Model Aircraft Show on Saturday, but changed things up this year by donating what they raised to a special cause.
There were model planes of all different shapes and sizes at the show held at the Thompsonville Airport. Hundreds of spectators watched as pilots made their aircrafts dip, dive, twirl, and jet through the air.
The show was free to attend, but all of the money that was raised from donations and entry fees went directly to the Wounded Warrior Project, a nation wide project that provides help to severely injured service members.
"There's almost a million service men in this country needing continued care," said BARC Treasure Edward McIntosh. "Almost a million. And over 50 thousand of those that have lost limbs, one or more limbs. All needing wheelchairs and artificial legs and arms and so on. A wheelchair for these guys costs $27,000. So it's an unbelievable expense but one we and every American deserves to support because it's going to such a good cause."
BARC is still accepting donations for the Wounded Warrior Project. Organizers say that all checks be made out to the Wounded Warriors Project, and be sent to WWP, 6758 Platte Road, Beulah Michigan 49617.