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For Immediate Release:


Valley Mall School Dayz Bash August 16, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Open Airplane Afternoon August 17, 1 – 4 p.m.


Washington County
James Jenkins

Hagerstown, Md. (August 14, 2014) - National Aviation Day is Sunday August 17, and there are two chances to celebrate with the Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Fly by the Valley Mall for the School Dayz Mall Bash and learn more about HGR amenities and travel, Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Join us for a family festival with live entertainment, interactive displays and a fashion show to kick-off the back to school season – and plan your next vacation with Allegiant and SunAir!

If you want live aviation action, Sunday, August 17, check out Open Airplane Afternoon 1 - 4 p.m. at the Hagerstown Regional Airport, 18434 Showalter Road. Hosted by the Hagerstown Aviation Museum, bring the kids and prepare to climb aboard the Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcar. Or check out the 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane, 1943 Fairchild PT-19 WWII Trainer and Fairchild 24, all built in Hagerstown. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Event will be held rain or shine and museum merchandise, books, DVDs and hats will be available for purchase. By making a $100 donation, you can even experience the thrill of open cockpit flying, weather permitting. All attendees will receive a free museum magazine and aircraft collection color poster.

If you haven’t already, visit our website and check out the 10+ additional holiday flights scheduled in December and reserve your seat today. Reservations can be made at the HGR terminal on Mondays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning August 15 or travelers can visit and call the Allegiant Air Reservations Center at 702-505-8888.

For up-to-date information on HGR events, visit or like HGR on Facebook at Hagerstown Regional Airport. For additional information, contact Public Relations and Community Affairs Manager James Jenkins at 240-313-2384.


About Hagerstown Regional Airport

Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR), a financially self-supporting airport complex managed by Washington County, is home to a variety of businesses that provide travel services to the general public and airside services to the general aviation community. The 400-acre facility includes a secured perimeter, an air traffic control tower, state-of-the-art navigational aids, and the second-longest public runway in the State of Maryland. Sun Air Express provides passenger service to Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Allegiant provides passenger service to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). Visit for more information.

About Washington County, Maryland Government

Washington County, Maryland Government strives to fulfill its duty to the citizens of Washington County with regard to operational efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. This vision is used to ably assist the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County in achieving goals for moving the County forward as present needs and future plans are addressed.

According to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, the Washington County General Fund has one of the lowest costs per capita for services provided of all 23 counties and Baltimore City. This is attributed to the efficiency, staffing levels, and cost containment exhibited in Washington County Government operations. Visit for more information.

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