As we near the end of the year and especially during this holiday season, the Aviation History and Technology Center (AHTC) has much to be thankful for and we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of our important sponsors and supporters who have helped us grow and advance our mission in the community.
Golf Tournament Fundraiser
On Monday, October 23, the AHTC hosted the “Fairways for Airways” golf tournament fundraiser at the Cobblestone Golf Club in Acworth, GA. Enjoying the beautiful day, 85 golfers participated in a foursome scramble to raise $11,000 towards much-needed funding for the museum’s programs and operational priorities.
Amongst the participants were members from the tournament’s five sponsors: the 94th Airlift Wing and the 22nd Air Force, both from Dobbins Air Reserve Base; the Naval Operational Support Center Atlanta; the Local Marine Reserve Unit; and the GA National Guard Clay Center. Lucky golfers were treated to a number of on-course prizes from local vendors. In addition to the donated rounds of golf from numerous area golf courses, participants had opportunities to win gift card prizes to local restaurants and attractions. To start the day off right, the Flying Biscuit Cafe from Kennesaw provided golfers with a hearty breakfast. The Cobblestone Golf Club furnished a lunch menu of burgers, hot dogs and brats. Adding to the fun and for a small “donation”, golfers could avail themselves to an "air cannon" to launch their ball on one of the par fours’. The winning foursome, with a score of 60, was Bruce Barnes, Brent Barnes, Josh Williams and Tim Davis. Our sincere congratulations to the winning foursome and to all our participants who helped to support the museum.
Then on Saturday, November 4, the AHTC held an open-to-the-public event in partnership with United Military Care to honor veterans from the community and to remember the lives of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country. Sponsored by The Veterinary Clinic, this year’s event included families, veterans and community members. Participants in the day of festivities enjoyed a day of live music, a cook out, military displays, and a patriotic youth parade which served to highlight the theme of their year’s event, “Bridging Generations Through Veteran Recognition”. AHTC Director Brad Hawkins noted the need to bring the community together for a common cause. “This year’s theme was meant to exemplify how people of every age can find ways to extend their gratitude to local veterans and promote an atmosphere of appreciation.”
For the first time, the AHTC partnered with United Military Care, whose mission is to provide veterans with programs designed to focus on basic needs, education and prevention services.
Again we want to thank the entire community for supporting us!