The 14th annual Honor Flight Benefit returns to Bishop Hill on Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colony School.. All proceeds from the day’s events will be donated to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. The Bishop Hill Honor Flight Committee is organizing this benefit.  If anyone wishes to volunteer or need more information about this benefit, please call Linda at 309 507-3801.

The Honor Flight Benefit begins with a lunch at the Colony School.  The Colony School is located at 405 West Main Street, Bishop Hill IL.  Lunch will be by free will donation.  Bluegrass music will be provided by the Tap Root Wranglers.  A live auction and a raffle will be occurring as well, next to the Colony School  The live auction will start at 2 p.m. conducted by Travis Spivey of Spivey Auction.

Since the start of this benefit, the community has raised more than $120,000 for the Quad Cities Chapter of the Honor Flight Network.  Area veterans will be provided with a free trip to Washington, D.C.  to visit their memorial with priority given to survivors of World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and any veteran with a terminal illness.  Honor Flight Quad Cities operates on donations from organizations and individuals.

Right now, we are accepting monetary donations and also donations for the raffle and live auction.  To make a donation or for more information about the Bishop Hill Honor Flight Benefit, please call 309 507-3801 or 309 854-1531 or 309 854-2918.  Auction/raffle item donations can be dropped off at the Prairie Arts Center in Bishop Hill, IL or at County Financial in Kewanee, IL.