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A feast for the eyes at Appetite for the Arts

Appetite for the Arts organizers L to R: Keith Flemming, Jeff Morgan, Carol Morgan and Jeff Sondles, Operations Director at Liberty Aviation Museum.

Friday night, August 15, through Sunday, August 17, the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council held its seventh annual Appetite for the Arts festival at the Liberty Aviation Museum hangar at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport.

On Friday night The Main Course gala took place. There was a sit down buffet catered by 1812 Food & Spirits and Cielo Grande complete with a cash bar, dessert and dancing. The music of the night was provided by The Naked Bacon Band and The Junk. There was a silent action and raffles along with the artists’ booths on display for gala goers to get a sneak peak at the show.

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Fly-In Drive-In pancake breakfast August 17

“Tin Goose” Chapter 1247 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be hosting its annual Fly-In / Drive-In Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, August 17. This event is open to the public and will be held inside the new hangar at the Liberty Aviation Museum complex (3515 E. State Road, Port Clinton) from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Breakfast includes coffee, juice, sausage and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds from the breakfast will be used for Tin Goose Chapter 1247's college scholarship fund, Young Eagles program and on-going Ford Tri-Motor restoration project.

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Junior Pilot Camp graduates 15

On Friday, July 18, there were 15 graduates in the Erie-Ottawa International Airport’s July Junior Pilot Camp. At the camp the children learned the basics of flying and had hands-on experience in the physics of flight and were exposed to airport maintenance and management. There was also an introductory flight on an airplane and in a rotorcraft, a tour of the airport and gave the children an opportunity to meet and talk with pilots.

At the graduation on Friday, family and friends of the graduates gathered to watch the last act of the pilot camp which was a Jeopardy battle. The pilot Jeopardy gave students a chance to show what they learned during the camp. In first place there was a tie between Max Steinhauser and Jackson Kennedy. They even tied in final Jeopardy. In second place was Jon Brausch.

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