The presentation took place during the “kick-off” planning meeting for the 2017 Thunder in the Valley Air Show on September 8.
Checks were presented to the executive directors of the following youth organizations and programs:
- Anne Elizabeth Shepherd Home
- Chattahoochee Council, Boy Scouts of America
- EAA Chapter 677 – Young Eagles Program
- Ft. Benning Santa’s Castle
- Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office – Rising Star Program
- Russell County Child Advocacy Center
- Storybook Farm
- The Literacy Alliance
The mission of the air show is to raise funds for youth organizations throughout the Chattahoochee Valley. Thunder in the Valley Air Show is a non-profit event managed and operated by more than 300 volunteers each year. The air show brings in top performers from across the United States, all paid for by local and regional supporters.
“The 2016 Thunder in the Valley Air Show was one of the best in the air show’s 19-year history,” said Phaedra Childers, event coordinator. “Our success is measured by the dollar amount we are able to donate from the proceeds of the air show. This year ranks as the fourth most profitable year for the Thunder in the Valley Air Show, and exceeded last year’s contribution by 97 percent.”