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Lexington County Peach Festival

     July 4th of each year marks the biggest event to occur in Gilbert, SC. It's the annual Lexington County Peach Festival, which includes various events, a parade, and lots of other activities. One of those events is the peach recipe contest. In 2016, our own Sonja Lumpkin (2nd photo left) from Gilbert International Airpark won first place in that contest with her "Peach Cheesecake Fillo Shells" (rightmost photo). Click on each photo below for a larger version.

  Peach Queen for 2016       Sonja Wins in 2016       Peach Recipe Contest        Peach Recipes

Fall Fly-in - November 5th, 2016

2016 Fall Fly-in Group Photo
2016 Fall Fly-in Group Photo After Lunch
(Click the above image for a larger version & more photos)

     Gilbert Airpark hosted a Fall Fly-in on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. It was a great success! We couldn't have asked for a much more perfect day with clear skies, cool temperatures, and fairly light winds, generally out of the east. Planes started arriving early in the morning with most arriving just before lunch. Some groups stood around chatting, while others just sat around relaxing and watching the planes land.  A few members brought items to "swap or sell". Gilbert Airpark members prepared and served up a delicious smorgasbord of main dishes, desserts, and various drinks for attendees starting about 12:30 pm. We had a number of positive comments on the food and the airpark. After lunch, we did more chatting and watched the planes take off. Nic Smoak carried family members and others for plane rides. All in all, it was a relaxed, fun day. Everyone seemed to have genuinely had a good time. Thanks to Gilbert Airpark members for hosting a great event, and especially to those who prepared and served the food. A special thanks goes to Ron Angerman for allowing use of his huge, nice hangar.

Work Day - Saturday - October 22nd, 2016

     Work Crew on 10-22-16 - Photo #1 Work Crew 10-22-16 - Photo #2

     On Saturday morning, October 22, 2016, several members assembled to perform work along the east end of the runway. Thank you to Dave & Debbie Hardy, Jim & Linda Matthews, Phil & Sonja Lumpkin, Ron & Cindy Mowery, and Sue McGlumphy for your efforts.

New White Fence on Runway East End

Fence Crew George & Truck Fence Laid Out Dave with Shovel Ron Mowery Smiling Big Dave with Auger in Background Fence Completed Fence at Sunrise

Nic, Buzz, Jack Posing Seriously Party Afterwards Nic, Buzz, Jack Hamming It Up

     There's a new white fence separating the end of Final Approach Road from the beginning of Runway 27 on the East end of the airpark. I'm sure you'll agree that it looks great! The airpark members who worked on the fence were: Dave Hardy, Dan Smith, George Flanagan, Nic Smoak, and Ron Mowery. Thanks guys for your hard work! Thanks to Nic Smoak for providing the first seven photos on the top row. Dave Hardy provided the last photo on the top row of the fence at sunrise.

     The bottom row of photos was provided by Nic from a "Canadian Thanksgiving" hosted by Jack and Sue McGlumphy. Click on any photo above for a larger version.

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