The past two months have been busy at the Museum. In September the Museum of Aviation Foundation held our yearly National Board Meeting, 6th annual NASA STEM Conference, and 27th annual Georgia Invitational Golf Tournament. The National Board Meeting brought fresh ideas for growth at the Museum, and presented volunteer Gene Doyle with the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Our NASA STEM Conference, held on September 10th, welcomed Denise Coleman of NASA’s Education Projects Division, and award winning children’s author Kevin Kurtz. This conference featured STEM presentations and hands-on activities by NASA Education Specialists and NASA Education Program Members. Teachers were able to learn new ways to infuse NASA STEM Education into their classrooms, receive NASA STEM resources, network with Georgia educators. During the conference our Education department presented the Teacher of the Year Awards for elementary and middle school.
Congratulations to Stacy Brown and Brian Soash!
September wrapped up with our annual Georgia Invitational Golf Tournament. The two-day tournament is the largest golf outing in Middle Georgia and is made up of three separate rounds with separate prizes for each round. Golfers enjoy a commemorative golf shirt, a Thursday night traditional “Plantation Supper,” breakfast and luncheon buffets, and a barbecue awards dinner on Friday evening.
The Museum rolled into October with our annual Wings & Wheels Car, Truck, and Motorcycle show. Wings & Wheels, along with our Poker Run, is a fun community event that benefits the B-17 Flying Fortress restoration.
Mid October brought out some scary fun with Nevermore Hills Haunted Trail, featuring “The Attic”. This year our expanded trail gave visitors a scare like no other. With the addition of the Attic, formerly of Perry’s Haunted Barn, visitors were treated to twice the fright.
On Saturday, October 22nd, guests had the opportunity to win a television or audio equipment from Ken’s Audio Video. The winner of the television was Jon, one of our younger visitors from the nightly toned down time. We also had competitors from B 95.1 vying for Adele concert tickets. Thank you to our volunteers for giving our guests something to scream about.