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Quincy airport hosts annual Father's Day event

Families celebrated Fatherâ??s Day at Quincy Regional Airport.


Father's Day meant a lot of restaurants were busy seating families for brunch Sunday.


The Quincy Regional Airport hosted its annual Father's Day Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast early Sunday morning.


This event helped families reward fathers for changing diapers and working hard.


He may not be the best with tools, the best cook or great at helping you with your homework. But your dad deserves at least one day just for him.


And what do dads love more than football? Food!


That's why every Father's Day, the Quincy E.A.A Chapter 488 hosts a special breakfast just for dads.


"We have a pancake breakfast. We have pancake sausage, everything that is locally sourced,â?? E.A.A. Chapter 488 President Andrew Skattebo said. â??And we usually, on an average day, serve about 400 to 500 people."


Families soared into the Great River Aviation Hangar to fill their stomachs with some delicious flapjacks.


"I enjoy it. It's Father's Day and we see a lot of fathers, grandfathers. Their whole family comes out," Trudy Dreier a volunteer server for the breakfast said.


You know it's just for dads when you're eating breakfast inside an airplane hangar.


"It's something different for people to see,â?? Jerry Dreier, Trudyâ??s husband, and volunteer said. â??They're a lot of people that like airplanes."


For decades, this tasty breakfast has been satisfying families.


"Our chapter has been putting on a flight breakfast, just about since they started,â?? Skattebo said. â??And that's, we celebrated our 40th year this year."


It also helps raise money for a thrilling aviation program for kids.


"Our chapters very involved with the Young Eagles program, which is a program to get youngsters their first airplane ride,â?? Skattebo said. â??And we also are involved with the AirVenture Air Academy program where we try to send one young person to aviation summer camp.


Jason Vallee takes his two kids to this breakfast every year.


"I think it's neat. They bring kids out for something different,â?? Jason Vallee said. â??It's better than playing video games."


For taking him to this flavorful breakfast, Vallee's son, Dalton, had a special message for his dad.


"Happy Father's Day," Dalton Vallee said.


Vallee hopes his kids never outgrow this breakfast. It's a tradition he wants to share with them for years and years to come.


"This is it. I get to have my kids with me,â?? Jason Vallee said. â??I get them for the day and we get to play all day."


Sundayâ??s breakfast was expected to bring in between $1000 and $2000 dollars for the Young Eagles program.

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