OPEN HOUSE AND FRBC BIRDING FESTIVAL FEATURES HAWKQUEST, RAFFLE, AND ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR ON SATURDAY May 12, 2018 FROM 9AM UNTIL 5PM.
The Front Range Birding Company celebrates International Migratory Bird Day on May 12 this year. A full day of fun and events will take place at the Sagewood II Shopping Center, 10107 West San Juan Way, Suite 110 Littleton, CO 80127 (near the NW corner of Kipling and C-470 beside Texas Road House) from 9 am till 5 pm. The raptor conservation group, HawkQuest, is a featured attraction from 11 to 5 as they present a live Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Harris’s Hawk for display. You will be able to get up close and personal with each of these exquisite birds of prey. Their expert trainers will actually fly a Harris’s Hawk outdoors for all to see at 1 pm.
All during the day local artists will have their wares available at an outdoor crafts fair. It will be a great opportunity to find that perfect unique, handmade gift for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, or Graduation. In addition, local park rangers, CO Parks and Wildlife officials, and the Audubon Society of Greater Denver will man educational booths. Together they offer interesting and intriguing nature programs for both adults and children to enjoy.
The event also honors our community’s First Responder heroes. From Noon to 3 pm the West Metro Fire Department will attend with their huge Fire Truck. You will have the first rate opportunity to meet and greet our Denver firemen in person and thank them for their service.
For a small contribution to The Jason Dahl Scholarship Foundation individuals can participate in a great raffle for a $500 Spotting Scope/Tripod combo donated by The Front Range Birding Company. This year a silent auction for the charity will also take place. The top auction item is a 1 hour jet airliner simulator ride and tour at United Airlines Flight Training Center! We also have Club Level Broncos tickets and great first base line Rockies tickets available in the auction.
Jason Dahl was the Captain of United Flight 93 on 9/11/2001. Jason was a Littleton/Ken-Caryl resident and an outstanding member of our local community. His story is well known for the brave acts he performed that fateful day almost 16 years ago. The foundation named for him raises money for scholarships at Denver’s Metro State.
This is the 14th year of the Front Range Birding Company Open House and an average of over $10,000 has been raised annually, all of which directly supports The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund. It is a blast to support the community and such a worthy non-profit organization. Learn more about the Dahl Fund by visiting www.dahlfund.org.
Come on out to the open house and enjoy all the festivities. Big discounts on food and beverages will be available at participating restaurants in the shopping center. Live bluegrass music will be on tap in the morning and afternoon. It promises to be a blast for the entire family!
Schedule of Events:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Arts and Crafts Fair
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Live flight of Harris’s Hawk
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Silent Auction for charities
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Spotting Scope/Tripod Raffle
Noon – 2 p.m.
West Metro Fire Truck
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Live Bluegrass music
Sagewood II Shopping Center
10146 West San Juan Way, Suite 110
(NW corner of Kipling and C-470)
Littleton, CO 80127
The Front Range Birding Company
(303) 979-2473 www.frontrangebirding.com
The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund Presents A Celebration of Heroes Evening with United 232 Captain Al Haynes – September 10, 2016
All Gala proceeds to support the 9/11 funds established to honor the pilots of United 93 and 175 – Captain Jason M. Dahl, Captain Victor J. Saracini, First Officer LeRoy W. Homer, and First Officer Michael Horrocks.
The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund will host a gala event from 5 to 10 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Join us in a celebration of the American spirit and a tribute to heroes in American aviation at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Ballroom in downtown Denver, Colorado. The gathering will bring together aviators past, present, and future as the Dahl Fund honors the heroes of 9/11/2001 while awarding the 2016 Jason Dahl scholarship recipients. The event promises to be a great opportunity for patriots, supporters, aviation enthusiasts, and pilots to meet and greet. Participants can catch up with old friends while making new ones. All will be able to honor the heroic efforts performed by crew members from such flights like United 93 and United 175 (9/11/2001), United 232 (Sioux City, Iowa), and United 811 (Honolulu, HI).
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Captain Al Haynes will be the featured speaker. Captain Haynes was at the controls when United Flight 232, while in-flight from Denver to Chicago, lost an engine and all hydraulic flight controls, forcing an emergency crash landing in Sioux City, Iowa in 1989.
Be on hand to meet Al Haynes and hear the epic tale he has. The entire Flight 232 crew will be the Dahl Fund’s honored guests. Some of the 2016 Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship recipients will also be in attendance, and you will have the opportunity to congratulate them as well. Each year the Dahl Fund awards aviation scholarships to bright young aspiring pilots in memory of Jason Dahl. Captain Dahl was the pilot of United Flight 93 on 9/11/2001, and one of the heroes that prevented the terrorists from completing their attack on our nation’s capital that day.
Master of Ceremony
Dahl scholarship awards are determined by a 13 person board. The first award was granted to a Denver Metro student in February 2003. Since then the Dahl Fund has expanded offering scholarships nation-wide. In 2016 $32,000 in scholarships were awarded. To date almost $200,000 in aviation scholarships have been awarded to over 100 individuals from 26 different four year aviation degree school programs.