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Local air and car shows slated for Saturday

For motor enthusiasts, this weekend will be full of tremendous transportation displays.

Coming first at Roben Hood Airport is a local air show beginning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show will
include anywhere from 35-50 planes flying in from all over the state.

“Most of them will be small aviation planes that make every one smile,” Airport Operations staff
member Jeff Bittenbender said. “Sometimes you get something unusual like an old ‘Warbird’.”
The show will include a bake sale being put on the Mecosta County Senior Center as well as a local food truck for viewers to enjoy.

Following on Saturday is CarFest 2022, which is a trophy-eligible car show on Michigan Ave. The show is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for patron viewing, which includes music, food, and a 50/50 raffle. The event is presented and sponsored by the Mecosta County Visitor’s Bureau, River Valley Car Club, and Big Country 100.9FM.

“We are hoping to raise $3,000 for five local charities,” Duey Parsons said. “Our show on Memorial Day weekend cleared $1,800, so we’re about halfway there.”

For interested participants, registration for vehicles begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and the trophy
presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m.


A scheduled “rain date” for weather will be Sunday, June 26.

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