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Second Freedom Flight Planned, Fund Raiser in Late January

Posted on 03 January 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The first fundraiser has been planned for the 2017 Boone County Freedom Flight.

A soup supper will take place Saturday, Jan. 28, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the lower level of the Boone County Historical Center, 602 Story St., Boone. Soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages will be served for a free will offering.

A raffle drawing will take place during the event, which will feature items that may come in handy for upcoming 2017 Superbowl. Raffle prizes include:

-first place prize – 55-inch flat screen TV, $50 HyVee gift card, $50 Fareway gift card, five large pizzas from Papa Murphy’s, four large pizzas from Pizza Ranch

-second place prize – $50 gift certificate to the Tic Toc

-third place prize – $50 Texas Roadhouse gift certificate

-fourth place prize – $25 gift card to Colorado Grill

Raffle tickets are $5 each and will be available Jan. 1 through the end of the soup supper.Tickets can be purchased at Boone HyVee’s customer service desk, Sunstrom-Miller Press in Boone, or from Boone County Freedom Flight committee members Don Batt, 515-298-0375,and Bruce Schuller, 515-249-4373. The drawing for the raffle prizes will be at the end of the soup supper at 7 p.m. Individuals do not need to be present to win.

The goal of the Boone County Freedom Flight is to send another plane load of Boone County veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the war memorials. Approximately $150,000 needs to be raised in order to do this. The committee is in the process of planning additional fundraising events, such as a rummage sale and a combination of wine tasting and silent/live auction, so stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Those interested in volunteering to be on the committee are encouraged to contact Don Batt,


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