Big SplashHickory – See you on Saturday, October 7, for the second annual Hickory Big Splash – Seaplanes on Lake Hickory from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.!  Come to Lake Hickory, Wittenburg Access (89 Wildlife Access Rd., Hickory) to see seaplanes, take a ride on the 65-foot Lake Hickory Adventures yacht, and enjoy great food, live music, games, face painting, exhibits and more.  Also visit the Hickory Aviation Museum and see more airplanes at the Hickory Regional Airport (3101 9th Ave. Dr. NW, Hickory). This event will benefit the local Vet Kids organization, Boy Scouts Troop 275 and the Hickory Aviation Museum.

It is hosted by the City of Hickory, the Hickory Regional Airport and Air Museum, the Seaplane Pilots Association, the Civil Air Patrol and Lake Hickory Adventures.  The Boy Scouts will kick off the day with a pancake breakfast at Wittenburg from 8-11, followed by the Hickory Big Splash proclamation by the City of Hickory, and recognitions.

The day’s fun activities with planes will feature takeoffs, precision landing (1:00), meeting the pilots when their seaplanes land and come ashore, fly-bys, static displays, demonstrations, and tours of various aircraft. A voluntary donation per person is suggested at the entrance and sales will include food, T-shirts and raffle tickets for a seaplane ride.   COME AND JOIN THE FUN!

The rain date will be on Sunday, October 8.

This event is made possible through the generosity of the following organization and company sponsors and supporters:  Alexander Co. Sheriff, Bethlehem Fire Department, B-Line Portable Restroom, Boy Scouts of America Troop 275, Chic-Fil-A, City of Hickory, Civil Air Patrol, Custom Design Group LLC, Hickory Aviation Museum, Hickory Regional Airport, Hickory Sheet Metal, Ken Ferguson/Piedmont Business Forms, Lake Hickory Adventures, Lakeside Marina, Linda Chang Designs, Matt Miller/Food Factory and Wood Restaurants, River’s Edge Marina, Seaplane Pilots Association, Terry Clark/Air Traffic Control, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary,, Hickory Walmart, and White Tire.  Thanks also to Denise Bukovan, Trish Cooper, Nick and Jamie Crowder, Larry Laufer, Kevin McCutcheon, Michael Rinker, Wesley Parlier, EdgarTello, Melissa Tello, Jonathan Walrath, and John Warren.