A Tribute To Veterans Event Seeks Strong Flight Of Volunteers

On May 20, 2017, the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru, Illinois will present the 2nd annual TBM Avenger Reunion. This event, a Salute to Veterans, will feature at least 15 TBM Avengers, a magnificent aircraft. A host of other aircraft, an exciting airshow, helicopter rides, food and beverages will be available. Thanks to the generosity of Marquis Energy, the event is free to the public. More than 10,000 spectators, pilots, crews and volunteers are expected to attend. Gates open at 8am; an all-veteran photo will be taken at noon, and air activities will be ongoing until 4pm.

Volunteers are needed! Event planners are seeking more than 250 volunteers. Saturday, May 20, volunteers are needed from 7am to 8pm, in 4-hour shifts, for help with parking; assisting veterans, distributing water, crowd control, food service; and general miscellaneous duties, including set-up/clean-up activities before and after the event. A volunteer training meeting will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 10:00am at the Peru Airport.


All volunteers will receive a commemorative event shirt. Please consider donating your time and talent to this meaningful event to honor our military veterans. For more information, and/or to register as a volunteer, please contact Cary Miller at 815-830-0508.


Please give Cary a call to volunteer, and please pass this request on to others. Your help is greatly needed and so appreciated! Our entire community will appreciate your support.

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