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City of Portage proclaims official Air Zoo Day

AIR ZOO DAY


City of Portage LogoWHEREAS, the Air Zoo is the centerpiece in Southwest Michigan for stellar educational, cultural and historical relevance and outreach; and 
WHEREAS, the Air Zoo engages with nearly 200,000 guests per year, encouraging families from around the world to spend their time and money in local hotels, restaurants, theatres, and businesses; and
WHEREAS, the dedication of the Air Zoo to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics centered education helps create the workforce of tomorrow and is recognized by business and governmental leaders as an important investment in the community; and
WHEREAS, the Air Zoo offers visitors a one-of-a-kind and multi-sensory experience and affords guests the opportunity to experience the history of aviation and space exploration, enjoy indoor amusement park-style rides, learn science and engineering through hands-on exhibits, watch movies in a Quonset hut-style theatre, pilot a flight simulator, and interact with the Air Zoo's restoration team as they bring sunken WWII airplanes back to their former glory; and
WHEREAS, the Air Zoo is a world-class, Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace and science experience that we are proud to have located within the cities of Portage and Kalamazoo.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Patricia M. Randall, in honor of their 40th Anniversary, do hereby proclaim that November 18th, 2019, be known as "Air Zoo Day" in the City of Portage; AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Mayor encourages all residents of Portage to support this outstanding member of our community. 

 

Posted by Nikki Statler at 1:49 PM
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