Children of all ages will have the chance to ride in a helicopter during the sixth annual Fly-In/Open House Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Indianapolis Executive Airport, 11329 E. Ind. 32.
The event, which will kickoff at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m., is a free event although donations and proceeds from food purchases and raffles, will be donated to Down Syndrome Indiana.
Airport Marketing Associate Rosalind Montgomery said six years ago, Andi Montgomery, co-owner of Montgomery Aviation, was looking to host an event to thank the community. She said she also wanted it to be a fundraiser for a good cause. She chose DSI after she met with the director of the organization, who also is a pilot.
DSI is a one stop resource for families with down syndrome, said DSI Executive Director Lisa Wells.
“If a family has a baby with down syndrome or a loved one with down syndrome, we will put them in touch with resources they need and most importantly, get them in touch with other families with down syndrome. Once they meet another family who has lived through it, it’s really comforting and helps build family confidence.”
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