Fly-in Breakfast to hold special dedication

An annual event will include a special dedication for a man who helped build an airport on Sunday.

During the Fly-in Breakfast, which is put on by the Rotary Club of Dunkirk, a dedication ceremony in honor of the late John J. Nalbone Sr. is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Dunkirk Airport. A plaque erected in honor of Nalbone will be unveiled at that time.

The Dunkirk Airport was recently renamed by the Chautauqua County Legislature as John J. Nalbone Sr. Field to recognize Nalbone’s lifelong commitment to the Dunkirk Airport.

County Executive Vince Horrigan as well as Nalbone family members are scheduled to participate.

In addition to the dedication and breakfast, which will be served from 8 a.m. to noon, the morning’s activities will include plane rides as well as numerous vendors who will have displays at the airport.

Prices for the breakfast, which is all you can eat, is $6 for adults and $4 for children and includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, milk and coffee.

This event is the major fund-raiser for the Rotary Club of Dunkirk, which has given back to the community with an annual Dunkirk High School scholarship and funding to the Great Lakes Experience Festival, Little League teams, the study for the regional water district and initiatives by the Dunkirk Free Library and the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County.

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