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2018 Battle Creek Field of Flight
TO: 2018 Non Profit Groups looking for a great FUNDRAISER
FROM: Barbara A. Haluszka, Executive Director
The plans for this summer’s Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival June 28 – 4, 2018, are flying high and we invite you to be a part of the fun and raise money for your non-profit organization!
As you know, this opportunity is truly a great time and a great way to support a huge community event, not to mention a fantastic fund raiser for your organization. Now, here is how it works. You as a non-profit organization would be assisting our Parking Committee with the parking of thousands of vehicles during the Battle Creek Field of Flight. By doing so, your organization can share in 20% of the revenue collected (from the parking fee) during the entire event and achieve $$$$$$$! We have a formula that we use to determine exactly how much each organization or group will receive. Basically, the more hours and the more people you have the more money you will generate for your organization. In fact, one of our organizations earned over $6,000 and another organization earned over $4,000! This is truly a lot easier than selling candy bars and it is a great deal of fun to do it as an organization, a club, a church, school sports, etc.
To accomplish our goal, we are looking for five (5) to six (6) groups or organizations to commit to this outstanding opportunity. In order to achieve the top dollar bracket, you really want to be working every day and all day, if possible. However, the following is your guide or choices for participation; this does not include the mandatory training on Thursday, June 28 of which the hours will count toward your $$$.
Option A: Provide 10 – 12 individuals to work every day and all shifts.
Option B: Provide 10 – 12 Individuals to work every day for two (2) shifts.
Option C: Provide 10 – 12 Individuals to work every day for one (1) shift.
Option D: Provide 10 – 12 Individuals to work three (3) days and two (2) shifts per day.
Please understand priority will be given to those groups that can provide the most man power for the majority of the days and who participated with the Field of Flight in 2017. However, don’t hesitate to contact the Field of Flight Office to discuss any thoughts or concerns you might have.
If you are really serious about raising money for your organization, we do suggest that you begin rounding up your volunteers now! We also suggest that you find six (6) key people to help you organize and recruit volunteers. Each key person can handle one (1) full day… encourage family and friends to help!
Once you have decided to be a part of this great opportunity, we need you to complete the “Commitment Form” (PDF) and email it to me, Barb Haluszka, fax it 269-962-8687 or send it via mail on or before March 20, 2018, to secure your participation.
Things to Know
- Wear comfortable clothes, sunscreen and hats
- Bring lawn chairs for breaks
- No children under 14 years of age
- All children 14 - 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult
- Children 18 and older will count in your total
- Bring Coolers for beverages
- Water will be provided
- We provide safety vests and flashlights
I truly look forward to hearing from you, but in the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to call the Balloon Office at 269-962-0592.
GENERAL PARKING $5.00 - PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE FOR THE PARKING TEAM
DIRECTIONS FROM I-94
OPTION 1 - Take the Helmer Road Exit (Go North on Helmer) and follow this to the Field of Flight Parking Lot SOUTH and NORTH. Parking Volunteers will be there to greet you. Free Shuttle Service is available.
OPTION 2 - Take the Helmer Road Exit (Go North on Helmer) and follow the "Detour Balloon Event" signs. This will take you to Stone Jug Road which will dead end into Columbia Avenue. You will turn left or west and at the next traffic light (R & L Trucking will be on the south side) you follow it until it comes to a dead end, where you'll see LOT #6. Parking Volunteers will be there to greet you. Free Shuttle Service is available.
OPTION 3 - From I-94 - Take Exit 92 which is Springfield/Skyline Drive/Martin Luther King Hwy. You will go north to the first traffic light; turn right. This will be Columbia Avenue. The next traffic light is South Airport Road (R & L Trucking will be on the right, south side) you will turn north (left) on South Airport Road (passing Duncan Aviation) and follow it until it comes to a dead end, where you'll see LOT #6. Parking Volunteers will be there to greet you. Free Shuttle Service is available.
DIRECTIONS FROM M-37
Stay south on M-37. You will cross over Michigan Avenue (Urbandale) and this will become N. Helmer Road. This will deadline into Dickman Road. At Dickman Road, turn left (east). The next immediate traffic light is Helmer Road. You will turn right (south). Follow this until you come to the Field of Flight Parking Lot SOUTH and NORTH. Parking Volunteers will be there to greet you. Free Shuttle Service is available.
DESCRIPTION OF PARKING PASSES
The daily Parking Pass or general pass which simply has the number that represents the individual day you are coming, will park in the General Parking Lot off Helmer Road with the Denso Banner, or you can park in the General Lot off South Airport Road, which is LOT #6.
If you have a “Specialty Pass” such as VIP Parking Pass, Vendor Pass, Committee, Gate #6 or a pass with a special sticker, you will NEED TO USE SOUTH AIRPORT ROAD and proceed through GATE #6 (Orange Flag) and Security will direct you to the proper location.
TENTATIVE ROAD CLOSURES
To be determined.
BATTLE CREEK FIELD OF FLIGHT AIR SHOW AND BALLOON FESTIVAL
W.K. Kellogg Airport
Battle Creek Field of Flight Office 269-962-0592
Handicapped Parking with Handicap Sticker or License Plate: Upon entrance to the Parking Lots located off HELMER ROAD, please advise Parking Volunteers that you or someone in the vehicle is handicapped. The Parking Committee will direct you to the designated Handicapped Parking Area. We have a Free Shuttle Service that will run back and forth from the Handicapped Parking area to the main gate.
At the Main Gate, Randy's Mobility Rentals is there to assist! They have Electric Carts that rent for $10.00 per hour up to five (5) hours or maximum $50.00 for the entire day. They have wheelchairs and wagons that rent for $5.00 per hour up to five (5) hours or a maximum of $25.00 per day. Carts can be reserved the day you plan to attend by calling 407-492-2321. You will have to give time of arrival, name and credit card number to reserve your unit.
Please remember we are on grass but we do have runways and taxiways that we can use to be mobile on. However, should anyone need any assistance or walking is a burden, simply let the Parking Committee know that you will need our "FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE," and they will call the Shuttle Service Committee for you.
When you are ready to return to your vehicle, simply go to one of the Beverage Tents, back to the Main Entrance or flag down any volunteer on a golf cart and they will call the Shuttle Service.
There will also be wheelchair accessible port-a-jons on the event grounds.