Battle Lake's 'Gathering of Airplanes' set for Sept. 3
The event welcomes out pilots and the public to join the event in Battle Lake.
BATTLE LAKE —The 16th annual Memorial Gathering of Airplanes, Tribute to Beck, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3.
The event invites vintage and modern aircraft to arrive and take off on the airport’s grass airstrip. Meet the pilots, visit the planes, and follow announcer Tom Lymburn as he keeps up a steady patter of interesting facts about pilots and airplanes, according to a news release from the event organizers.
The Gathering of Airplanes takes place each year as a tribute to Gerry Beck, a highly respected pilot and master builder/restorer of vintage airplanes, who died in a P-51 Mustang accident. With a vacation home in Battle Lake, Gerry was and his family are huge supporters of the airport.
Battle Lake Area Community Fund (BLACF), a component fund of West Central Initiative (WCI), sponsors the event. Proceeds from sale of $5 raffle tickets go toward grant awards to Battle Lake’s nonprofits, school, and city and to fund the “Home for the Holiday” December event, including kids’ Santa event and downtown Christmas tree. Prizes are donated by local businesses.
Admission to Gathering of Airplanes is FREE. Lunch is available during the event for purchase by Shoreline Restaurant: $10 adult/$6 children.
For more information, contact Kathy Deal at email@example.com or Reba Gilliand at 218-770-3877, or find the club on Facebook.