Airport Day And Car Show Fills Lahm Airport

  • 7/8/2018 10:31:45 AM
  • Emily Ramey
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH- The weather was perfect with not a cloud in the sky on Saturday for the 9th annual Airport Day and Car Show at the Mansfield Lahm Airport.

The grounds were filled with hundreds of families enjoying classic cars, airplane demonstrations, free airplane rides for kids, games, inflatables, touch-a-truck, food, vendors, contests, and more.

This year also marked the 70th anniversary of the 179th Airlift Wing and they held several presentations and displays commemorating these seven decades of service.

Kids ages 8-17 could enjoy free airplane rides presented by the Young Eagles. Last year the Young Eagles took over 100 kids for a tour of the skies.

The car show, sponsored by Milliron Auto Parts, had approximately 160 entries, and prizes were awarded to the top 30 cars as well as four specialty awards. There was also a down-hill Hotwheels race for all ages to participate in.

Car Show Coordinator Ron Odson says, "The airport day is kind of a take-off from the old Freedom Festival that they used to have here in Mansfield. The Mansfield Aviation Club started this nine years ago to try to bring the people back to the airport to show them what it's all about... The town needs something like this to bring people out and bring them together."

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