Members of the Lawrence community took to the skies Saturday as part of a fundraiser for the United Way of Douglas County.
The first annual “Unite and Take Flight” event included private plane and helicopter rides, static plane displays, food trucks, a kids’ zone, and more. Donors could also “buy a kid a flight” for $75.
The event, plus a dinner set for Saturday night, launched the organization’s 2022-23 Workplace Campaign, which funds local grant programs.
“In past years, the Campaign Launch event has focused on business owners and donors who participate in the Workplace Campaign,” according to a news release from the organization. “This year, United Way is looking to create a meaningful and fun event that is unique to Douglas County and leaves a lasting impression for our community to rally around.”
Photos and video by August Rudisell