Big SplashHickory – Splash event on Lake Hickory from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Wittenburg Access (89 Wildlife Access Rd., Hickory, NC) and the Hickory Regional Airport (3101 9th Ave. Dr. NW, Hickory, NC).

This fund-raising event will benefit the local Vet Kids organization, local Boy Scouts and the Hickory Aviation Museum.  It is hosted by the City of Hickory, the Hickory Regional Airport and Air Museum, the Seaplane Pilots Association and Lake Hickory Adventures.

Bring your cameras because activities will feature meeting the pilots when their seaplanes land and come ashore, fly-bys, touch and go landings, static displays of the seaplanes, demonstrations, contest and tours of various aircraft, including seagoing and land-based aircraft, as well as tours of the Hickory Aviation Museum.

There will be a Boy Scout pancake breakfast, Chick Fil-A and other food vendors, exhibitors and other fun activities such as live music, lake tours on the 65- foot Lake Hickory Adventure yacht, bean bag toss and face painting.

A voluntary $5 donation per person is suggested.  Interested sponsors and exhibitors should contact Larry Laufer at llaufer@ahrs.net. The rain date will be on Sunday, October 8.