For the second year, spectators will crowd into Ashe County Airport for the Wheels and Wings Open House, an air show and car show that will help raise money for Ashe Habitat for Humanity this Saturday.
Gates for the event will open at 9 a.m. with the action getting underway at 10 a.m. with a parachute jump.
The air show will feature several fun events to watch and even participate in. There will be aerobatic flight demonstrations, parachute jumps, comedy routines, and even a chance for people to ride in the aircraft. Also, several radio-controlled aircraft will be buzzing around overhead.
For those that like staying on the ground, many different classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods and motorcycles will be on display throughout the day.
Tickets for the air and car show will be $7 for adults and $5 for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Children under age five will be admitted free.
Ashe Habitat for Humanity will be the big winner in all of this. Habitat is currently putting the final touches on a house that will be completed at some point this summer. Ashe Habitat started in 2009 and has worked hard to address the poverty housing concerns that citizens in the area face. Habitat workers build homes in partnership with prospective homeowners and volunteers, and sell the homes at no profit with no-interest mortgages.
For more information on Ashe Habitat for Humanity, visit their website at www.ashehabitat.org.