CAF Minnesota Wing to Host Law Enforcement & First Responder Appreciation Day
The Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing announced they will be hosting a Law Enforcement and First Responder Appreciation Day on May 14, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their hangar at Falcon Field in South St. Paul, Minn.
The public will be able to tour the museum, aircraft and vehicles at no cost. Law enforcement and first responders will receive a free lunch which starts at 11 a.m. The lunch will be first come first served while supplies last. For the general public, lunch will be $5.00 per person and is a donation to the museum.
In addition to lunch and tours, there will be six chances to win a ride in one of the Wings' historic WWII aircraft for law enforcement professionals and first responders. One winner will be chosen each hour starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. Rides can either be taken that day or arranged for another time with the Minnesota Wing staff. If maintenance issues or bad weather prevent rides from occuring that day, rides will be rescheduled for a different day. Rides will also be available for purchase that day in the WWII aircraft.
Artist Danette Malerich of Malerich Arts will be showcasing her heirloom quality full color portraits. She will hold a drawing for a full color, 9"x12" portrait at her booth. Tickets for the drawing are $2 each and will go towards a local law enforcement charity.
"It is our hope to have as many local law enforcement and first responders at our event as possible. We want to thank them for their dedication to the community" said Amy Lauria, Public Information Officer for the CAF Minnesota Wing. "We hope this inaugural event will become an annual event for the St. Paul community."