The Honor Flight Benefit returns to Bishop Hill Sunday, September 18, 2022 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  All proceeds from the day’s events will be donated to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. The Filling Station Restaurant is organizing this benefit.  If anyone wishes to volunteer, donate items, or need more information about this benefit, please call the Filling Station at 309 927-3355.

The Honor Flight Benefit begins with a breakfast buffet at the Filling Station.  The Knights of Columbus will be cooking the pancakes for this buffet.  Breakfast will be by free will donation.  Bluegrass music will be provided by the Tap Root Wranglers outside the Filling Station. A silent auction, baked goods sale, and a raffle will be occurring next door at the Bishop Hill Fire Station.

Friends and Family of the late Jim Cowley will be attending.  Jim was a great support of the Honor Flight and all veterans’ programs.   We will hold a memorial program in his honor at 10 a.m.

Over the past ten years, the community has raised more than $110,000 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, and any veteran with a terminal illness.  Honor Flight Quad Cities operates on donations from organizations and individuals.  Representatives from the Honor Flight organization will be in Bishop Hill to answer questions and to accept applications.

Right now, we are accepting donations for the raffle and silent auction.  To make a donation or for more information about the Bishop Hill Honor Flight Benefit, please call 309 927-3355 or 309 507-3801.  Donations can be dropped off at the Filling Station.