Chapter Breakfast Helps Hurricane Victims
Chapter 914's pancake breakfast on September 27 drew about 40 people and raised $300 for Hurricane Ike relief.
October 2, 2008 — When members of EAA Chapter 914 of Greenville, Texas, discovered their annual fly-in at Majors Field Municipal Airport (GVT) would not be able to take place this year, they decided to host a pancake breakfast instead, with the proceeds donated to victims of Hurricane Ike.
“The original intention of the fly-in was to invite people from around the city to the airport,” said chapter President Bob Thomas. “But due to parking obstacles, we chose to refocus the event on helping people in the south who’ve been badly hit by the storm.”
The chapter estimates about 40 folks attended, which generated about $300 in donations. “We plan to use some of the funds to help out the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas, which has sustained a lot of damage,” Thomas said.
Although attendance at the breakfast wasn’t the highest the chapter has previously seen, the generosity of the guests was exceptional. “People flew in from all over the state to support the cause,” said chapter secretary, LaNell Brown. “We had one person fly in and donate $20 for two cups of coffee! By all means, this event was a success.”