Friends of Arcadia Airport is now planning for the next flying season which runs from October- April. We would like to set the dates for our ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFASTS and also any 3 day fly in events that aviation groups may want to reserve. Reserve your dates now.
If your group sponsors an event in the Arcadia area we would like to know about it so that we can help promote it to our members. Also, if your group would like to partner with Friends on an event that may be of interest to pilots please contact us at: Friends@FoAA.us with your ideas. Hopefully we can work together to attract more visitors to DeSoto County.
As you may know we are trying to raise funds to support a new restroom and shower facility for Aviation City. We are applying for grants and seeking financial support locally. We would appreciate any help you can offer. No donation is too small. Send your tax deductible donation to Friends of Arcadia Airport at 2692 NE Hwy 70 #757 in Arcadia, Florida 34266 Thank you to those of you that have already contributed.
Hope to see you at X06 soon.
Friends Board of Directors
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Friends, this is very important please read to the end. We need your help.
We just finished our 3rd season of fly-ins at Aviation City, located on Arcadia Municipal Airport, and we are very happy to report our busiest year yet. We have had a few families visit and it’s a great experience for the kids. However we would like very much to be able to attract more aviation families to take advantage of our facility.
We understand that not having showers on site is holding us back from more wives and children joining the pilots on their visits. So, we are planning a major capitol campaign to raise funds to help build a proper restroom with showers that will make the visit a pleasure for all involved. No more primitive camping.
Friends of Arcadia Airport has a proven track record and strong support from both the City Council and Board of County Commissioners. We had 251 visitor nights this season fly-in and camp out. The Aviation City campsite has had a very positive impact on not only the airport but the local economy as well. By partnering with small businesses in our community Friends is developing new ways for the airport to support those businesses. These partnerships create a lasting benefit for all concerned.
We hope we can count on you, our strong supporters, to help us accomplish our fundraising goal. We have a detailed estimate at this time for the much needed facility and will need to raises about $49,000 to move forward.
As you know Friends is a 501-c-3 charitable corporation and is also registered with the Community Foundation of Sarasota which covers Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte & Manatee counties. “The Community Foundation is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community.”
Our profile has achieved the “Reviewed” status which means that we have shared in depth information about our community impact, financial condition, leadership and goals with the Foundation and the public. Our profile, as listed in the Giving Partner, shows our commitment to transparency. You can view our profile on the Foundation website by clicking the link below.
Once you check out our profile please send your check to Friends of Arcadia Airport at 2692 NE Hwy. 70 # 757 in Arcadia, Fl. 34266. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. If you need more information about our plan or our credentials please contact us at Friends@FoAA.us
“A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” 1-800-435-7352 our registration # is CH37491
Thank you for taking the time to read this request and consider a donation to help us reach our financial goal. Every little bit helps.
Friends Board of Directors:
George, Ross, Rickey & Dave