Aviation Heritage Park hosted the kickoff of the Warren County Public library’s summer reading program on June 4 at the park located on Three Springs Road. The event, entitled Every Hero Has a Story, featured heroes, magic and fun.
More than 1,000 children, summer school caregivers, teachers, parents, grandparents and other adults attended the event. Along with the fun of a magician, children were excited to see many forms of heroes at the park- from firemen complete with fire trucks to police officers and military.
Aviation Heritage Park had a table set up in front of Phantom 550 where General Dan Cherry spoke with hundreds of eager children about the plane and flying. Colonel Arnie Franklin was stationed at the Aardvark with his own group of admiring and curious kids and adults. AHP President, Sr. Chief Bob Pitchford was available to answer questions about all the other airplanes.
“Are those bombs?”, “How high does it fly?”, “Does it still fly?”, “Can I fly it?”, “How do you learn to fly?” are just a few of the questions that curious young minds asked. AHP Executive Assistant Sandra Pence will be holding a summer reading program for children aged 3-5 in Aviation Heritage Park this summer.