Open house benefits Bong Center, honor flightsThe Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center celebrates the start of summer by hosting their second annual Summer Open House 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center celebrates the start of summer by hosting their second annual Summer Open House 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
A special reduced admission fee of $5 provides access to all the center’s exhibits and galleries. In addition, food from the grill, including BongBurgers and hotdogs, soft drinks and snacks are provided all day at no extra cost.
“This is a perfect time to visit the Bong,” says Executive Director Bob Fuhrman. “We have new exhibits and artifacts to showcase; it’s the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the heavy tourist season hasn’t started, and this is also the last day of public school in Superior. Workers can stop in on their lunch hour, families can visit after school, and retirees can attend at their convenience.”
Last year nearly 400 people came to the first open house, and Fuhrman expects even a larger crowd this year.
Local officials and other well-known community leaders from the Twin Ports and Douglas County area have been invited, and many are planning to attend.
The event is made possible by the generosity of local sponsors Upper Lakes Food, Super One Foods, MediQuest, Bernick’s and Campbell Lumber.
Proceeds benefit the Bong Education Fund and the Honor Flight Northland in the fall.
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