Rain was organizer’s biggest fear

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 30, 2001

Clint Pomeroy said his biggest concern for the weekend was rain.

&uot;That was the biggest worry I had. Was the weather going to cooperate?&uot; said the director of the Natchez-Adams Airport.

With rain, planes and motorcycles may have had a hard time during the second annual ABATE of Mississippi Airshow and Motorcycle Extravaganza this weekend.

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But the event, which benefits the Sunshine Shelter for Abused and Neglected Children in Natchez, was blessed with two days of beautiful weather.

There were also plenty of planes and motorcycles on static display for people to see, he said.

Claiborne Hollis, chairman of Natchez-Adams Airport Commission, who used to have a pilot’s license and is a retired aeronautical engineer, wishes more young people, like those at the airshow, would take a interest in the adventurous careers in aviation.

&uot;I don’t think I ever flew an airplane and didn’t have some kind of adventure,&uot; he said.

Karen S. Huckin, area director for River Cities Chapter of ABATE of Mississippi, said the weekend’s show came together excellently and financially.

&uot;I really believe we have the show covered and a nice … monetary figure for the shelter,&uot; she said.

Huckin said she should know the amount to be donated to the shelter by today and she is grateful to her volunteers, including Theresa Peters, for making the event successful.

&uot;We had a lot of hard workers,&uot; she said. &uot;They really went over and above any expectation.&uot;