What To Do This President's Day Weekend - Feb. 17-18

The National Museum of the Air Force will be hosting a special President's Day event on Monday. (Photo Provided)
Staff Writer

— A brunch buffet to benefit Radio Maria will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, February 18, at Speedway Lanes, 455 N. Herman St. New Bremen. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet includes made-to-order omelets and Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict, French toast, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sweet rolls, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, fresh fruit, fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, assorted vegetables and more. The lunch items will be available after 10 a. m. Meals cost $9.99 for adults and $5.99 for those 3 to 10 years old, and those who are 2 and younger eat free. Radio Maria is a nonprofit organization that operated solely on the support of its listeners and is operated by volunteers dedicated to bringing “a Christian voice in your home.”  Radio Maria WHJM  88.7FM is located at 191 E. Fourth St.,  Minster.

— Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Mission Commission is hosting its Mission Breakfast, Sunday, February 18, 9 a.m.-12 noon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Montezuma. The breakfast will feature a variety of home-cooked food. The cost is a free will offering.  The Mission Commission supports a variety of mission projects, including a sister parish in LaLabor, Guatemala. Any questions, please call (419) 268-2312.

— Osgood Legion will be having BBQ chicken dinners on Sunday, February 18. Serving begins at 10:30 a.m and continues until sold out.

— Jerry and Charlie's Helping Hands Foundation will be hosting their 17th annual  bowl-a- thon fundraiser. It will be held Sunday, February 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater. Come join the event for fun, food and prizes. The foundation was created in honor of brothers, Jerry and Charlie Lefeld, who were tragically killed in separate work related accidents in 2000. It is dedicated to providing families of Mercer County and the surrounding area with  financial relief due to calamity, catastrophe, injury, medical condition or ailment.
For additional information, visit our website at jchh2001.wixsite.com/jchelpinghands or follow us on Facebook.

—  Minster will host a youth basketball tournament for the first time called the Minster Classic for boys and girls teams in grades 4-6. Revenue produced from this event will support the newly formed 501(c)(3), Minster Youth Basketball Organization.  This organization was developed to help promote, support and organize the Youth Basketball Programs in Minster.  With plans to help cover costs of jerseys, tournament fees, equipment costs, gym rental expenses, camps, etc., for the many youth basketball teams in the Minster School District.

— National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the unique opportunity of observing Presidents Day by viewing presidential aircraft and interacting with various Air Force One subject-matter experts on Monday, Feb. 19. Located in the museum’s fourth building, the Presidential Gallery features 10 historical aircraft representing more than 70 years of dedicated presidential service. Visitors can walk through four of the aircraft, including those that carried U.S. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt through Bill Clinton. Air Force One subject-matter experts, including a retired pilot, former crew chief and other support crew, will be on-hand in the Presidential Gallery from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. to share their experiences and answer questions as part of the museum’s Plane Talks series.  Visitors can walk through one of the most important aircraft in aviation history – Air Force One (SAM 26000). Over its 36-year career, it served eight presidents – Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton. However, the aircraft is most widely known for flying President Kennedy to Dallas, Texas, where he was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963 – and it was on this airplane that Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the new president. SAM 26000 then carried Kennedy’s body and President Johnson back to Washington, D.C.