Business Name: Commemorative Air Force, Lake Superior Squadron 101 (CAF-LSS101)
Business Type: Nonprofit Organization, Historical Military Museum
Event Title: Operation: Wind Beneath Our Wings
Project Description: This was a first fundraiser of this type for CAF-LSS101 including a lunch, and dinner benefit with live entertainment. Those ticket sales along with historical WWII plane rides and museum tours made for a successful event. PBY Catalina restoration major sponsors received certificates.
Special guest appearances from long-standing local celebrities were coordinated including KBJR Evening New Anchor Michelle Lee dressed as WWII cultural icon, Rosie the Riveter, and WDSM’s “Sound Off” Host Brad Bennett.
An interesting part of this project was the opportunity to train CAF-LSS101 officers and members how to plan and initiate similar events into the future. MMD’s Carolyn Dahlen served as co-chair to the event.