Families brave weather for annual fly-In

By Lindsey Connell - bio | e-mail

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -  Wet weather didn't stop families from coming out to a popular fundraiser in east Alabama -- folks still came out to get a glimpse of vintage planes and old war birds.

The 6th annual Heroes Take Flight Fly-In was held at the Auburn-Opelika Airport.

The event raises money for the Lee County Red Cross.

"It's a family fun day. It's a celebration of aviation and a lot of our military are out here and military aircraft so it's just a fun, educational day to learn about aviation and different aircraft and just get out with your family," said Jennifer Ryan, Executive Director of the Lee County Red Cross.

"It's nice to see the public come out and young people come out and hear a little bit about World War II history and to learn a little bit about the airplanes and see what their fathers, grandfathers, and other relatives did to bring World War II to an end," said Colonel Jack VanNess with the Commemorative Air Force.

If you weren't able to make it to today's event and would like to make a donation to the Lee County Red Cross, you can call their office at 334-749-9981 or www.leeredcross.org.