Fort Mill Times

This Side Up - June 11, 2008

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"See Lancaster County" really scored a 10 recently with the Palmetto Thunder Air Show. David Schultz, accredited air show coordinator and See Lancaster County organized this event.

See Lancaster County Executive Director Frank Keel, Mayor Joe Shaw, County Administrator Steve Willis, Councilman Rudy Carter and David Schultz all welcomed the air show performers and guests at the press conference, rehearsal.

My friend Geri Simpson and I were like kids in a candy store, so much to see, so many questions to ask!

When we arrived, the Red Eagle Air Sports were rehearsing. They are nationally known for their eye-popping spectacular performances. Michael Wiskus, pilot for Lucas Oil, was doing some impressive extreme aerobatics in a bright orange plane. We talked to members of the Canadian Forces Parachute Team. Several members have been on duty in Afghanistan.

We also talked to the spokesperson for the Sky Soldiers who fly Cobra attack helicopters. These are veteran pilots who perform all over the country in support of the U.S. Army recruiting efforts and also the representative of the Carolina Aviation Museum.

These are only a few of the performers, but every team is unique.

A big thank you for all that great hospitality especially the folks from Comporium and Mr. and Mrs. Laubscher, owners of the Lancaster Airport.


The 10th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held at the USC-L Bradley Arts and Sciences Building. This is a special event because the Lancaster County Council says "thank you" to the volunteers who have worked so hard to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Lancaster County and the surrounding areas.

David Freeman, a Zoning Board volunteer from Indian Land, was the Board member of the Year.

I also want to say "congratulations" to all the graduates and tell them: Be smart in your choices; continue your education; and, Volunteer!