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Special to the Hays Daily News

Special to the Hays Daily News

Volunteers still are needed to assist with Saturday's Fly-in at Hays Regional Airport. Fly-in activities are from 7 a.m. to noon.

Additional volunteers are needed throughout the morning to help greet, register and escort pilots; to help with serving and clean-up at the breakfast; to register and direct motorcycle and classic car entries; and to relieve workers.

Numerous pilots are expected to fly to the airport Saturday morning from the region. A special pilots' breakfast will be provided for volunteers, and trophies will be awarded in various categories.

A shuttle will be available providing transportation from the parking lot to the Fly-in activities.

Events include a pancake breakfast for the general public from 7 a.m. to noon, with freewill donations accepted. Attendees can view the stationary displays of airplanes, and also helicopters, private military aircraft and military equipment, fire trucks, motorcycles and classic cars judging, and radio-controlled aircraft demonstrations.

Hays Police Department will be on hand to enroll children in the Ident-a-Kid program. Children also will have the opportunity to build and take home a paper airplane. The Kansas Highway Patrol will provide Seatbelt Convincer demonstrations, and a dunk tank will provide opportunities for attendees to dunk local celebrities.

Additionally, United Express -- Hays' new airline service provider -- will have displays providing more information about upcoming services scheduled to launch August 1.

For information about volunteering, contact Shelley Bryant, sbryant@haysusa.com, or call the Hays Public Works Department, (785) 628-7350.