On Saturday, April 22, The Keowee Flyers, The Pickens County Pilot’s Association and Pickens County Meals on Wheels will host the eighth annual Wings and Wheels for Meals event at the Pickens County Airport from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00/vehicle at the entrance to the airport. All proceeds from this event go to fund the critical services provided by Meals on Wheels.
Get a bird’s eye view of beautiful Pickens County when you climb into the cockpit of a fixed-wing plane for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. See one of the best car shows in the Upstate with more than 150 vehicles on display at the Custom and Classic Car Show.
Between admiring cars and airplane rides, enjoy lunch or a snack from Bates Masonic Lodge and Yoder’s of Meece Mill, and watch the Pickens County Rescue Squad demonstrate how it gets crash victims out of a wrecked car using the hydraulic Jaws of Life.
We welcome everyone to fly-in or cruise-in and enjoy the beautiful Pickens County Airport.” Participating organizations, such as Pickens County Pilot’s Association, the Rescue Squad, Pickens County EMS, Liberty Police Department, Explorers from Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, and the American Legion of Liberty donate their time and equipment and to support Meals on Wheels.
This year’s fundraising goal is to raise $40,000 to help support the 22 Meals-on-Wheels routes. Currently, Meals on Wheels serves more than 300 individuals in communities across Pickens County each week day, providing homebound elderly and disabled individuals with a nutritious meal, a friendly visit and a safety-check that helps them live independently in their own homes. Last year, the organization delivered over 60,000 meals.
“This event would not be possible without the help and hard work of our sponsors and volunteers,” says Meta Bowers, executive director of Pickens County Meals on Wheels. “We are especially grateful for those that have supported this event every year: Keowee Flyers, Tri-State Pumps & Control, Eastern Aviation and Farm Bureau – Darren Ward. It is a great to see so many people come together and ensure the homebound and elderly are cared for one meal at a time.”
Pickens County Meals on Wheels is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization funded completely through grants and donations from individuals, churches, church organizations, businesses, civic groups, and the United Way. Meals on Wheels carries out its mission of caring for homebound elderly and disabled individuals thanks to caring volunteers who deliver via twenty-two routes, serving all communities in Pickens County. To find out more about Meals on Wheels and the importance of the work they do in Pickens County, visit www.pcmow.org; call 855-3770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.