Airport Hosts Funfest 2012
Coming October 6
September 20, 2012
Have a great time at your hometown airport – and help kick off the 2012 United Way campaign! On Saturday, October 6, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH) will host its second annual fun-filled family event, Airport Funfest 2012. The event also serves as the official kickoff of the airport's 2012 United Way campaign. Airport Funfest 2012 will take place at the General Aviation area located at 3256 Capital Circle SW (just west of the Ivan Munroe terminal). The event is $2 for general admission and free for children 12 and under.
Looking to attract over 5,000 participants, the Airport Funfest 2012 event will feature activities for the entire family, including aerial demonstrations, aircraft and helicopter rides and displays, U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and amusement activities geared to youngsters. In addition, live music, regional food and beverage concessions, prize giveaways and community exhibits will be featured.
The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 445 will be on site 10 a.m.-1 p.m. offering free introductory flights for students between ages 8-17;
Mobile Mountain, Inc. will offer giant aviation themed inflatables, bounce houses, a slide, Euro Bubbles (water walker), quad bungee jumping and rock wall climbing;
Kids Incorporated will host activities such as handmade macaroni jewelry, Gak, Oobleck, Legos and make-and-take art activities;
Klown Kapers, Inc. will offer face painting, temporary tattoos, balloon art, photos, and quick sketch;
LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts will be available to assist children in creating "Make and Take" arts & crafts activities; and,
Photo opportunities for children in a mini-helicopter offered by Huey Helicopter.
Attendees 18 years or older will have the chance to enter a raffle drawing to win door prizes with net proceeds from the event benefitting the United Way of the Big Bend. Raffle tickets for the prize drawing are $1 each.
The Funfest event allows customers, aviation interests and the public at large to become more aware and involved with aviation activities in Tallahassee and TLH in general. “The Airport Funfest is a part of the City’s annual United Way fundraiser, with the mission of inspiring local citizens to care for one another and build a more vibrant and connected community,” said Sunil Harman, Director of Aviation. Harman also noted the event is taking place to celebrate the Airport's role in being a key connector and gateway to the Gulf Coast region.
Cumulus Broadcasting and WTXL-ABC 27 personalities will be on site broadcasting live and serving as masters of ceremonies for the live performances. Local and regional food and beverage vendors will also be at the event selling seafood, barbeque, hamburgers, hotdogs, kettle corn, snow cones, ice cold drinks, adult beverages and more!
Event sponsors include: Flightline Group, Red Hill Powersports, Reynolds, Smith and Hills, “RS&H”, Candlewood Suites, Cumulus Broadcasting, WTXL-ABC 27, Republic Parking Systems, Tallahassee Democrat, Tyco Integrated Security Akerman Senterfitt, CW Roberts, CDM-WSA, EMO Architects, Enterprise Leasing Company, ESP Media, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 445, Tallahassee Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Planning Technology, Quest Corporation, Inc., AVCON, Unison Consulting, Fast Signs, FL Aviation Center, Grady Market, RAM Construction & Development, Ricondo and Associates, Strategic Planning, Rowland Publishing, Swinging Harpoon Band, Stress Busters Zone, Aero Associates, Tallahassee Helicopters, The Consulate Inn and Suites, Florida State University Athletic Department, The Donut Hole, Bagel Bagel, Costco, Embry Riddle, Thanks Again, The Paradies Shops and Tuscan Sun Coffee House.
The Tallahassee Regional Airport is owned and operated by the City of Tallahassee. TLH provides air service for a 100-mile market service area, including 32 counties in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Commercial air carriers include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways. For more information about the Tallahassee Regional Airport and the October 6 event, please visit www.flytallahasee.com or call 850-891-7802.
Sunil Harman, Tallahassee Regional Airport Director, 891-7802; or Alison Faris, Communications Department, 891-8533