We did a remote this week at the MAPS (Military Aviation Preservation Society) Air Museum, which is located on the west side of the Akron Canton Airport. What a great place this is! Besides all the exhibits and restored aircraft that are there year-round, the museum also hosted The Wings of Freedom Tour over the weekend of Aug. 11-13. To plan your own trip to the MAPS museum, and we highly recommend doing so, visit the website for hours, address and other information.
We had the opportunity to interview three veterans who were there for the festivities. The Vietnam-era veterans were Jim Boyea and Bob Zeh. Then, a little later in the show, we talked to Frank Mekina, who was a Navy Seabee during World War II. Frank is turning 100 on Sept. 6, and he's sharp, active and looks terrific.
We also interviewed our scheduled guests: Emily Mueller from Mueller Honey Bees (be kind to honey bees because without them we wouldn't have food); Joyce Pelz, who owns the NaturaLawn of America franchise in Stow (her company specializes in chemical-free lawn care that's safe for humans, pets and, of course, bees); and Carol Haines, who was representing the Autism Society of Greater Akron. Carol talked about the upcoming Casino Royale event that will raise money to start a program to teach swimming to kids with autism. For more information about the Aug. 26 event at Rosemont Country Club in Fairlawn, visit the Autism Society's website. To reach Emily and Joyce, visit their Facebook pages.