Aviators plan steak feed and open house

Proceeds will fund scholarships for local students interested in aviation-related careers

Area residents can dine with pilots and help future aviators at a steak dinner from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 22, at Grove Field Airport, 632 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas.

Each dinner includes a six-ounce steak, salad, baked potato, lemonade, pork and beans and cake, and costs $15 per person. The price includes an introductory membership in the Camas-Washougal Aviation Association.

Chicken also will be available. Attendees should bring steak knives and will grill their own steaks or chicken. There will be a pie auction and raffles for baskets of items donated by local merchants and restaurants.

Proceeds will benefit the CWAA college scholarship fund. Scholarships are available for local students entering aviation-related programs. Career options include pilots, aviation maintenance and air traffic controllers.

People can explore the Grove Field Airport during an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 23. In addition to airplane displays and soft drinks, plane rides will be available for $25. Tickets for the plane rides will be limited to first-come, first-served.

The nonprofit CWAA includes community members and aviation enthusiasts, as well as active and retired pilots and their families. The group promotes and preserves Grove Field and provides mentoring and scholarships for aviation education.

To RSVP for the steak/chicken dinner, email CWAA Treasurer and Social Committee Chair Terah Brice at terahbrice@gmail.com or call/text 360-562-5082. To learn more, visit www.cwaagrovefield.org.

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