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Dense fog delays airplane rides in Paragould

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Less than ideal weather conditions delayed things from getting off the ground this weekend in Paragould.

Overcast skies and a dense fog slowed the annual Airport Day festivities for a few hours Saturday until the sun peaked out again.

People could then donate money for an airplane ride and got a chance to check out the local airport.

Donis Hamilton and the Paragould Pilots Association organize the event each year.

"It's a great joy for us," Hamilton said. "It also builds a lot of goodwill, we think, for the community as far as airport operations and justifies, we hope to some degree, the monies that are spent in the budget every year by the city on our airport."

The proceeds from Airport Day are used to fund various activities throughout the year, including putting on a safety program each summer for area pilots.

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