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September 7, 2013

LSA Expo draws a crowd

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Snider said foot traffic was a little slow Friday morning, but he expected today to have a much better showing.

“It's a great place to display and perform,” Snider said of the airport. “There's lots of room.”

Collins said he considers this year's expo a success since it is helping the airport accomplish its main goals.

“Number one is to try to promote aviation,” Collins said of the expo's benefits. “The second reason is to bring people to Mt. Vernon, (to) put them in the motel rooms and expand the tax base.”

The expo officially concludes at the end of the day today. However, both commemorative planes -- the B-25 Mitchell bomber and the Red Nose P-51D -- will still be on display at the airport until around 10 a.m. Monday, Collins said.

“After church on Sunday would be a great time to come out and see them,” Collins said.

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