Greenville Aviation Day 2021 planning has begun and organizers are aiming to make this year’s event even more enjoyable than the last with the help of the Community Foundation of Washington County.
The CFWC announced that through the leadership of the Greenville Aviation Steering Committee, the Greenville Aviation Education and Enrichment Fund will allow interested stakeholders to make tax-deductible donations in support of Greenville Aviation Day — a fun, family-oriented event aimed at bringing the Washington County community together to celebrate the science and wonder of the field of aviation.
Additional activities centered around education and workforce development will be planned and implemented for children, youth and adults targeting aviation-centered careers and initiatives.
Mid-Delta Regional Airport director Sam Washington said the Greenville Aviation Education and Enrichment Fund is really going to propel the excitement and experience for Washington County youth at Greenville Aviation Day.
“This gives the children a chance to enjoy those activities and attractions that we have planned for the event at no cost,” Washington said.
The first ever Greenville Aviation Day was organized by the Mid-Delta Regional Airport and held Sept. 28, 2019 in concert with Mid-Delta Aviation — the managing firm for the airport.
The inaugural event’s primary sponsors were Titan Aviation Fuel and the Washington County Economic Alliance (WCEA).
Leading up to the very first, Washington said putting together Greenville Aviation Day was his way of trying to give back to the next generation.
He said he wants to be able to tell them, “Ok, this is something you can do. It’s a good career and there are a lot of good paying jobs in the field.”
He shared everything he learned about aviation, he learned from reading books and watching programs on television because he had no one remotely at arm’s length to talk to about the field and therefore, wants to do what he can to change such predicaments, especially in economically depressed areas.
The first event included a handful of T-34 planes, which performed flight demos and formation flying along with vintage aircraft and helicopter rides.
To support the Greenville Aviation Education and Enrichment Fund and invest in the future of the Washington County community, donations can be made online at the CFWC’s secure website, cfwashco.org.
Contributions can also be made by mailing them to the Community Foundation of Washington County, P.O. Box 5910, Greenville, MS 38704.
All donations to the Community Foundation of Washington County should have “Greenville Aviation Education and Enrichment Fund” in the memo line.