Another opportunity to benefit a charity while having fun too is upon the area.
The Fly-In Breakfast, put on by Dunkirk Rotary and hosted by Dunkirk Aviation Sales and Service, is set for Sunday at the Chautauqua County Airport.
The event usually brings in 1,200 to 1,500 people, all allured by the opportunity to have fun and stuff their faces full with an all you can eat buffets for only $5 for adults and $3 for children.
While the day will be all fun and games, patrons have the satisfaction of knowing proceeds will help the Dunkirk Rotary in its charitable actions for youth activities, according to committee person and Rotary member Dan Reininga. He said activities like local sports for kids would be benefited.
The event, which is 48 years old, was started by the Nalbone family, of which several members still participate. Lou Nalbone, president of Dunkirk Aviation and his brother John Jr. are still active participants. Thirty-eight years ago, Dunkirk Rotary picked up the event, and began using it to attain funds for charity.
Reininga said the event wouldn't be possible without manpower and sponsors, though, and he wanted to thank all that help with the event. Jamestown Community College, Dunkirk Aviation and Lake Shore Savings Bank are several active sponsors of the event.
He said due to the good forecasts for Sunday, patrons could expect anywhere from 50 to 75 planes being flown in. But the fun won't end there. Nalbone said he is excited to display some top of the line aircraft. One of the newest Cessna aircraft, the 162 Skycatcher, will be on display.
He and his brother will also be displaying what they call, their "Porsches" of biplane aircrafts; a 1931 and a 1941 Waco biplanes. Waco biplanes were considered the best biplanes of the era, and played a large part in World War II, he said.
There will also be representatives from Jamestown Community College's aviation program, the Civil Air Patrol and eight vendors of various types. Reininga said that along with their famous basket raffle should keep their patrons entertained.
Tickets for the event, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon, can be purchased at the door, through a rotarian or by calling 366-6938.
Reininga said, "It's going to be awesome. We're geared for a record breaking day."