From Aug. 18-21, the Port Angeles Civil Patrol, including members from Sequim, are fundraising for a new squadron roof and to bring awareness to their program at the Clallam County Fair. Photo courtesy of Veronica Turner
The Port Angeles Civil Air Patrol hosts an informational booth and drawing at the Clallam County Fair on August 18-21, to raise funds to replace the roof on its squadron building at the William R. Fairchild International Airport.
The drawing is held on the last day of the fair and entrants do not need to be present to win.
Civil Air Patrol cadets volunteer Monday evenings and one Saturday a month to learn about aerospace education, how to conduct ground searches and rescues, leadership skills, emergency services and physical fitness. They use these skills to learn how to fly gliders and airplanes, and how to respond to disasters.
Adult senior members said cadets have fun while building self-esteem, self-discipline, teamwork, the opportunities for college scholarships and pride in being Americans.
Cadets mostly come from Sequim and Port Angeles and senior memberships are available to those above 22.
For more information on Civil Air Patrol, or to donate to the reroofing project, contact the patrol at 360-670-5668 or via mail at Civil Air Patrol, P.O. Box 314, Port Angeles, WA 98362, or by e-mail at email@example.com.