10-25-18 Chili Hop at Watervliet Airport had great participation on an inviting fall day; Watervliet

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Chili Hop at Watervliet Airport had great participation on an inviting fall day

By Nancy Miller

The Chili Hop 2018 5K and Chili Luncheon held in conjunction with the Fly-In at Watervliet Airport on Sunday, Oct. 21 all was a great success!

More than 30 aircraft showed up including WWII aircraft, home builts, an ultralight, and a helicopter graced the skies over Watervliet.

There was such a great turn out for the Chili Luncheon they sold out of chili shortly before 3:00 p.m.

CHILI HOP 5K…EAA President Hank Miller (left) dressed as Land Shark is shown here with the 1st Place male runner John Heimbuch of Baroda. The 5K was held at the Watervliet Airport on Sunday.


The 5K had 32 runners/walkers participate. EAA 585 President Hank Miller dressed as a Land Shark and escorted runners/walkers to “fly” across the finish line. John Heimbuch of Baroda is the 1st Place Male Runner and Michele Carey of South Bend is the 1st Place Female Runner. First Place finishers in the walking race are David Scheuer, Branch Manager of Coloma Honor Credit Union and resident of Coloma for males and Coloma resident Gwen Doneruse for the females.