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By Katie Perttunen
Daily Globe 

Fly-in set for Aug. 24

 

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FROM LEFT, Ally Yon, Laura Fair, Bob Skulan and Heather Skulan, all of Wakefield, look at an airplane at the seventh annual Fly-In at the Gogebic-Iron County Airport in Ironwood Township on Sept. 8, 2012.

IRONWOOD — Changes are coming for this year's Gogebic-Iron County Airport Fly-In, slated for Saturday, Aug. 24. “We are hoping for better weather with the earlier date,” said Fly-In committee chair Donna Scorse.

Welcoming ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. This year there will be four aircrafts offering free plane rides to youth aged 8 to 17, accompanied by a parent or guardian, and another aircraft will be available for younger children with parents to fly for a small fee.

This year's event will include crafters, a farmers market, a duck pick, Happy Days the clown, face painting, and a sawdust scramble, as well as a large selection of food vendors.

The new terminal will host an open house.

“There will be a lot for children and families to do,” said Scorse. “It's a day to get acquainted with your airport, and a full day of fun.”

Gogebic County Transit will provide shuttle service for people parking a distance from the airport.

For more information, or to rent a table, call Scorse at 229-3012.