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Kids aviation event to be held in Pierre at Discovery Center

PIERRE (AP) -- The Pierre Elks Lodge Number 1953 is hosting an aviation event for kids at the South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre. The free event is on Jan. 27 from 1p.m. until 4 p.m. Organizer Steve Wegman says that day is an early dismissal...

PIERRE (AP) - The Pierre Elks Lodge Number 1953 is hosting an aviation event for kids at the South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre.

The free event is on Jan. 27 from 1p.m. until 4 p.m. Organizer Steve Wegman says that day is an early dismissal afternoon at Pierre schools.

Pilots from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base are also expected attend to help children build gliders and to answer questions about aviation.

Pierre Civil Air Patrol will also be at the gathering helping kids construct flying machines. Children who want to be guaranteed a glider are encouraged to register at the Discovery Center's Facebook page.

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