Bishop Hill to Host Honor Flight Benefit on Saturday

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The 15th annual Honor Flight Benefit returns to Bishop Hill on Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colony School. All proceeds from the day’s events will be donated to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.
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The Bishop Hill Honor Flight Committee is organizing the benefit and is also coordinating with other local businesses for special events during the week of this annual fundraiser.

H. WYATT will be open on Friday, June 14 with a special pay-what-you-can treat and a match of donations up to $300. Krans Cafe will offer a pay-what-you-can Honor Flight Scoop on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They will also match donations up to $300.

The Colony Inn will have Trivia Night on Friday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. with all proceeds to go to the Bishop Hill Honor Flight. Finally, the Filling Station will have a pay-what-you-can Honor Flight Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, June 15 from 7-10 a.m.

On Saturday, the Bishop Hill Honor Flight Benefit begins with a pulled pork lunch at the Colony School, located at 405 West Main Street. Lunch will be by freewill donation. Bluegrass music will be provided by the Tap Root Wranglers. A live auction and a raffle will be occurring as well, next to the Colony School. The live auction will start at 3 p.m. and will be conducted by Travis Spivey of Spivey Auction. In addition, there will be 50/50 drawing every hour throughout the event.

Since the start of this benefit, the community has raised more than $160,000 for the Quad Cities Chapter of the Honor Flight Network. Area veterans will be provided with a free trip to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorial with priority given to survivors of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War, and any veteran with a terminal illness. Honor Flight Quad Cities operates on donations from organizations and individuals.

The committee is still accepting monetary donations and also donations for the raffle and live auctions. Auction and raffle item donations can be dropped off at the Prairie Arts Center in Bishop Hill or at Galva Pharmacy in Galva. If anyone wishes to donate, volunteer, or get more information about this benefit, please contact Cathy Nelson at 803-351-2486 or Marcy Strand at 309-525-3053.

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