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Starflight celebrates 30 years with lineup of community events

September 8, 2016
Westfield Republican

With over 8,000 transports since its inception in 1986, Starflight is celebrating its 30th anniversary with several events that are free and open to the public. Not only is the Starflight Medevac Program celebrating 30 years of life saving services, it is celebrating the patients and community for the support that allows the program to continue to be viable for the future. For 30 years, Starflight has been serving the communities of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Warren, Allegany and McKean Counties. These transports have been for the most critically ill and injured patients requiring specialized treatment at tertiary care centers.

Randolph Fire Company Fly-In

Stop by Randolph Fire Company on Monday, September 19th from 6-7:30pm. This free and fun event is for the whole family featuring a Starflight fly-in and fire equipment displays. Guests are encouraged to meet the fire department volunteers and Starflight team as well as explore the fire hall and helicopter. The first 20 visitors will receive a free smoke detector courtesy of Randolph Fire Company, Inc. The event will be held at 70 Main Street, Randolph, NY 14772.

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With over 8,000 transports since its inception in 1986, Starflight is celebrating its 30th anniversary with several events that are free and open to the public.

Ashville Fire Department Fly-In

Come visit the Ashville Fire Department during their annual open house and membership drive on Tuesday September 20th from 6:30-8:30pm. The Starflight aircraft will be available for tours along with a meet and greet with the pilots and medical team. Training demonstrations and a cookout will be held by the Ashville Fire Department Volunteers along with fire apparatus displays. The community is invited to this family friendly event located at 5338 B. Stow Road, Ashville NY 14710.

Liberty Vineyards Fly-In

Liberty Vineyards will be hosting a Starflight Fly-In on Friday September 23rd from 3-5pm. Come and meet the Starflight team and explore the helicopter. Tickets will be available for a wine basket raffle courtesy of Liberty Vineyards. All raffle proceeds will benefit the Starflight Medevac Program. The event will be located at 2861 US-20, Sheridan NY 14135.

Cross Roads Farm and Craft Market Fly-In

Mark your calendars for the Starflight Fly-In at Cross Roads Farm and Craft Market on Saturday September 24th from 11am-2pm. The flight team and aircraft will be available for helicopter tours. Tickets will be available for a Cross Bucks raffle courtesy of Cross Roads Farm and Craft Market. All raffle proceeds will benefit the Starflight Medevac Program. Don't forget to bring the kids for this free and fun event located at 6017 Sherman-Westfield Road, Westfield NY 14787.

Starflight Hangar Open House and Hangar Dedication

The Starflight Hangar located at 135 Allen Street, Jamestown NY will be hosting an open house to celebrate Starflight's 30th anniversary on Thursday September 29th from 5-7pm. This free and family friendly event will highlight a hangar dedication naming a bay of the hangar the "John A. and Oscar Johnson Memorial Hangar." Other events include a fun photo booth, a blood pressure clinic and a Starflight quilt raffle drawing. Guests are encouraged to explore the MD-900 helicopters and visit with the Starflight team. Chicken dinners will be available for $10 to benefit the Starflight Medevac Program. Please call 716-484-4130 to pre-order yours by Friday September 16th.

Ed Shults Chevy is Hosting a Blood Drive

In an effort to celebrate Starflight's 30th anniversary, Ed Shults Chevy will be hosting a blood drive to benefit the Starflight Medevac Program. The American Red Cross will be on site with the Bloodmobile and for each blood donation, Shults Auto Group will donate to Starflight. Valid photo ID is required to donate blood. Appointments are honored as a priority but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-Red-Cross. Donors and guests are encouraged to explore the MD-900 helicopter that will be on display and meet the pilots and medical team. The event will take place on Saturday October 8th from 10am-2pm at the Ed Shults Chevy Dealership on Fluvanna Ave, Jamestown NY.

All events are free and open to the public. Guests will receive a free commemorative give-away while supplies last. Helicopter appearances are weather permitting. For more information visit www.Starflight.org or visit us on Facebook!

For those who would like to support the mission of Starflight, a tax deductible donation can be made online at www.Starflight.org or by sending a check to P.O. Box 382, Jamestown NY 14702. Donations can also be made through the WCA Foundation, Betty Sheldon Starflight Fund at 207 Foote Ave., Jamestown NY 14701. Starflight, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization.

 
 
 

 

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