Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Honor Flight Benefit on June 14

The Honor Flight of the Quad Cities has made possible 32 round trip tours of the war monuments in Washington, D.C.  for war veterans and their guardians.
Bishop Hill is once again hosting this annual fundraiser to be held rain or shine from 3-7pm on June 14 in the village's park. In the past five years, participants of the event have raised a total of more than $60,000 in support of the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.
Organizer Linda Spring, the owner of the Filling Station Restaurant in Bishop Hill, launched the event five years ago. "That first year, we got it together in three weeks and pulled it off. Now it just falls into place so nicely each year."

  Please join us!
Bishop Hill Honor Flight Benefit Schedule

  • 3pm Barbecue dinner provided by the Filling Station Restaurant and the Bishop Hill Community Club. Motorcycle riders can join up with the Illinois Patriot Guard and Legion Riders at the Galva American Legion to escort the flag to Bishop Hill.
  • 4pm  Invocation and presentation of colors by area VFW and American Legion groups. Honor flight representatives and other speakers will address the crowd. Bishop Hill storyteller Brian "Fox" Ellis will perform. A live auction will be provided by Stenzel Auction Service of Cambridge.
  • 6pm  A 21-gun salute and taps will be conducted.
To volunteer or donate an item for auction call Linda Spring at 309-927-3355.