It was a happy day on June 30 at the Warren Airport thanks to the sunshine and thrilling aerobatics performed by Rob Holland, Yak Attack, Jim Parker, Jimmy Parker and Dan Marcotte. "We had a great turnout this year with crowds estimated around 1,500. It was our most successful airshow to date," said Jen Fleckenstein, co-producer of the event.

"This year's beneficiaries joined in on the fun with a tent dedicated to the children of the King Street Center, decorated with crowns and goodies to eat. The King Street kids and staff rarely have events planned outside of the Champlain Valley, so to come to the Mad River Valley was a treat for all!" she added.

The producers of the Stars and Stripes Charity Airshow thanked the sponsors for making this event happen.

"Thanks to Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, Pring Plumbing and Heating, Kingsbury Construction, Vermont Professional Painting, Bisbee's, WDEV Radio, Clear Water Filtration, Minuteman Press, Deerfield Designs, Weddings, Tents & Events, and Sugarbush Resort. The contributions of these local companies allow the airshow to happen and Jim Parker Airshows is very grateful," Fleckenstein said.

"Donations are still coming in, but we anticipate being able to make a generous donation to the kids at the King Street Center," said Jimmy Parker, performer and co-producer of the airshow. Donations can be made directly to the King Street Center by making checks payable to King Street Center in Burlington, VT.

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