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First plane

(Photo- Nicola Valley Museum and Archives)

On June 29, 1919 the first plane to ever land at the Merritt Airport touched down on the runway. In honour of the centennial, the City of Merritt is hoping to have a celebration.

“We are trying to get some kind of celebration going, that could potentially be an ongoing event,” said Mayor Linda Brown.

“Mr. George has kind of taken the lead on this and hopefully he can get enough volunteers to help him organize this event or it may not happen,” said Mayor Brown. “We have a plea out there to say, anybody out there who’s interested in helping organize this event please get in touch with Mr. George. We have a lot of ideas but there really needs to be some effort put in to organizing.”

Will George can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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