Robertson Airport to host Wings & Wheels event to benefit charity

Friday, June 29, 2012 10:20 PM EDT

By Diane Church
Staff Writer


PLAINVILLE — On Sunday another local event will debut, bringing cars, airplanes, food and fun to town for a good cause. 

Plainville Wings & Wheels will be held at Robertson Airport from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Plainville Food Pantry and the Petit Family Foundation.

Scott Saunders, Town Council vice chairman, came up with the idea.

“I was talking with two friends who I go camping with,” he said. “We started talking about it and decided to put it together.” Saunders said the Bristol Auto Club has promised that “hundreds of cars” will be on display at the event. The Plainville Stadium Racers, who keep in touch at their annual reunion in Berlin, will display some of their vintage race cars. The Plainville Historical Center will also promote their exhibit on the stadium that is on display this summer.

Interstate Aviation will stage a fly-in at 10 a.m. There will also be static airplane and helicopter displays, airplane and helicopter rides and aviation related vendors. Scheduled to appear are Life Star, an antique 1946 J3 Cub Tailwheel and a light sport seaplane.

Food will also be available throughout the event. Saunders said the Plainville Fire Co. will sell hamburgers, hot dogs and fried dough, just as they do at the Balloon Festival

Other vendors will sell barbecue ribs and corn on the cob. J. Timothy’s Taverne will sell buffalo chicken sandwiches and World’s Best Sundae’s, based in Canton, will sell ice cream.

Scheduled entertainment for the youngsters includes a free bounce house, face painting and a clown.

There will also be a silent auction of donated items, include Stanley Tools, luggage, a golf package and something special from famous recording artist Michael Bolton. Saunders would not say what it is.

“There will be something for everybody,” he added. “It should be a lot of fun.”

Robertson Airport is located at 62 Johnson Ave. in Plainville.

Admission to Plainville Wings & Wheels is $2 for children ages 5 to12 and $5 for those over 12. Children under 5 are free. There will be free parking and free shuttle busses to the site from the middle school and Toffolon Elementary School on Northwest Drive.

Diane Church can be reached at (860) 584-0504, ext. 7250, or