1st Habitat Takes Flight Successful

habitat takes flight logoSaturday Habitat for Humanity of Mason County and the Port of Shelton held the first Habitat Takes Flight event at Sanderson Field which was a fundraiser for Habitat. Tammey Newton, Habitat’s Executive Director, told MasonWebTV.com that about 2,000 people attended and the feedback from vendors and attendees was “phenomenal”.

According to Newton, people leaving the event were saying what a great time they had and it was so wonderful to see kids walking out excitedly showing off their flight certificates which they earned from becoming a Young Eagle.

Newton emailed the following comment:

” Hi Tammey,  I just wanted to say that we enjoyed the event on Saturday.  It was very well organized so great job to all who helped make this happen.  Susan Big Brothers Big Sisters”

And a Facebook message from an attendee:

“Although we ended up with a time conflict for volunteering, we totally enjoyed Habitat Takes Flight.  My daughter can’t wait to fly again!  Thanks for a terrific event!”

Through the Young Eagles program, over 150 kids got to ride in an airplane Saturday thanks to volunteer pilots and the Port of Shelton. One of those pilots was Port Commissioner Tom Wallitner:

Attendees were treated to a number of displays from emergency responders to classic cars; from radio controlled airplanes to historic aircraft:

There were also numerous vendors, information booths, live music and plenty of food.

Habitat officials are evaluating the possibility of making this an annual event.