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Friday, June 5, 2015

Bombs Away!

by Beth Cronk, Litchfield head librarian

If you enjoy airplanes or World War II history, we’ve got an event for you.  The library is offering a bus trip to the Ray Fagen Memorial Air Show on June 20 at the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum in Granite Falls.  For no charge, you can catch a bus from the Dassel, Litchfield, or Grove City libraries, get into the museum and grounds, and watch a ground battle reenactment and an air show.

You can learn more about the museum and the event by visiting  They also have a Facebook page with information about the air show.

Sign up by stopping in to or calling the Litchfield, Grove City, or Dassel libraries.  Space is limited as we are taking one bus for the three communities.  This trip is free to attend because it is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund

Minors must be accompanied by an adult and must have a waiver form signed by their parent or guardian in order to attend.  Participants must ride the bus.

The bus will pick up from the libraries in the morning in order to arrive at the museum around noon, and it will return in the evening, leaving the event at 6 p.m.  Participants will need to plan for lunch and supper.  Food can be brought along but must be eaten on the bus; no food or drink can be brought onto the event grounds.  Food will be available for purchase at the event.  The library will not be providing meals.

Participants will also need to bring their own chairs.  Hearing protection is recommended.

The bus will pick up those who are signed up for the trip in front of the libraries at the following times:

Dassel 9:45 a.m.
Litchfield 10:15 a.m.
Grove City 10:45 a.m.

Return times are approximately as follows:

Grove City 7:30 p.m.
Litchfield 7:45 p.m.
Dassel 8:00 p.m.

The ground battle reenactment begins at 1:00 and the air show begins at 3:00.  If it rains, the air show will be postponed to another day.  If we know by that morning that the air show will be postponed, the trip will be cancelled.

Our group will not be staying for the Craig Morgan concert in the evening or the evening air show that will take place after the concert.  The length of the afternoon air show is not yet known, and our bus will leave at 6 p.m. whether the air show is over or not. 

The theme of the show is “Bombs Away”.  Tours of the B-17 Aluminum Overcast will be available throughout the day.  The B-25 Maid in the Shade will be available for rides before and after the air show and for tours throughout the day, as well. 

I keep hearing that the Fagen museum is a very interesting place to visit.  Join us for this free trip to visit the museum and see history brought to life.