Aviation Museum praises Brookshire's for Airshow support
by STEVE DEAN
Jul 11, 2013 | 1070 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TEAM FENIX Independence Day Air Show in conjunction with the East Texas Yamboree Community Fireworks program is one of East Texas’ favorite midsummer events. It is truly a top shelf attraction for Gilmer’s citizens and visitors. Unique because of its universal appeal to all ages, the Airshow combines Patriotism, American History, Community Spirit, and the Sheer Excitement of Flight, all in one great venue at Gilmer’s Buckeye Stadium.

The aerial salute to veterans is made possible through by the financial backing of Brookshire’s grocery company, an East Texas family owned business that supports worthy community events.

As museum director and one of the pilots flying in the show, I have personally had hundreds of local residents express their excitement and their appreciation for the 2013 show. They can’t wait to tell me how it was the best ever……and I definitely agree. The real thanks goes to Brookshire’s, to local store director Damon Nichols, and to the Gilmer store associates who enthusiastically got behind the preparations for the successful event.

Past Yamboree Presidents Randy Hill and Phil Fowler had the vision to get the community fireworks program off the ground with backing of the Yamboree Board of Directors. The patriotic aerial demonstration provided by Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum as the evening’s opening act expanded the fireworks program into a full evening of family entertainment. The airshow is made possible by the direct sponsorship of Brookshires.

So if you really liked the airshow program as an opening act for the fireworks display…..go by Brookshire’s and tell ‘em how much you enjoyed it!

The museum is a 501 c 3 charitable foundation supported by public contributions from concerned community leaders. Checks may be made payable to Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum and mailed to P.O. Box 610, Gilmer, TX 75644. On-Line donations can be made at www.flightofthephoenix.org

We appreciate the community support.

Steve Dean is President and CEO of Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum.
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