ELK POINT – An event that was put on the back burner last year is back in the spotlight for June 3, with a fly-in at the Elk Point Airport added to a day that includes Elk Point Auto Club’s annual Show and Shine and the book and garage sale at Elk Point Municipal Library.
Elk Point and District Chamber of Commerce president Terri Hampson reported that the search was underway for someone to host a pancake breakfast at the airport that morning, and while the chamber declined the opportunity to host the event, they did offer the donation of sausages originally purchased for the smaller than anticipated hockey provincials breakfast.
The Town of Elk Point and County of St. Paul are both hoping the event will promote the airport, with Deputy Mayor Tim Smereka noting that, “Pilots are always looking for places to go,” and with the recent completion of a fence, barbecue area and more at the facility, this would be a great time to show what Elk Point has to offer. Some of the pilots have offered to take visitors for a flight over the community for a nominal fee, and shuttle buses will be available to take the visitors that come by air into town to view the Show and Shine.
If airport event organizers are successful in tracking down a pancake crew, June will begin with a two-breakfast weekend, with the mayor and council taking over the grills for Town of Elk Point’s annual Seniors’ Week pancake breakfast at the Seniors’ Recreation Centre on June 4, with families welcome to attend as well.
Upcoming barbecues are also being held by Elk Point Public Works on May 24 in celebration of Public Works Week and Elk Point Cornerstone Co-op bringing their barbecue out to the corner of Highways 41 and 646 on Farmers’ Day, June 9, in support of the Acres For Ice fundraiser for arena upgrades.