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Date(s) - 08/20/2019
2:00 pm

Harris Hill


New Soaring Flight Center Opens

The Harris Hill Soaring Corporation (HHSC) will celebrate the completion of its beautiful new
Flight Center at a Grand Opening on Tuesday, August 20 at 2:00 p.m. The event is open to the
The all-new building, adjacent to the landmark 1930s Glider Hangar on Harris Hill, will be a
welcoming venue for the thousands of visitors who come to the “Soaring Capital of America”
annually, many of whom purchase glider rides. It will also host HHSC members’ meetings and
social events.
HHSC launched a Building Fund Campaign in 2016, and has raised over $300,000 to date,
60% from member donations. $50,000 is from Empire State Development, and the balance
consists of grants from several area foundations and gifts from community-minded individuals.
In addition to their generous financial donations, many HHSC members volunteered to raze the
old Flight Center and to build the new one. Virtually all of the interior and exterior carpentry was
done by HHSC members.
For more information about HHSC and the new Flight Center, please contact Peter Smith, (607)
857-5431 or pwsmith@umich.edu.

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