PHOTOS: Wings-n-Wheels | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 22, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 20, 2016 at 2:48 pm
Photos by Jeffery Musgrave
Saturday’s Wings-n-Wheels was “beyond our wildest imagination. It was the biggest and best we’ve ever done,” said Roger Medlin, operations manager at Lowcountry Regional Airport. He estimated between 6,000-6,500 people gathered at the airport for a day of cars, airplanes, food and fun. But none of it would have been possible without the help and support of the event’s volunteers: Michelle Strickland, tourism director for the City of Walterboro; Katherine Medlin, who was in charge of vendors; Backyard BBQ, which provided Friday night dinner for over 30 volunteers and pilots; the Charleston Civil Air Patrol Cadets, who helped with parking cars and airplanes; Skydive Walterboro and Billy Carter, who provided the skydivers and American flag; and, of course, the myriad of other volunteers, pilots and vendors.
“We realize that traffic was a major issue and concern,” Medlin said. “As we plan for next year, we’ll plan to alleviate that. This year was an outstanding show, but we’re going to work to make next year even bigger and better.” Anyone who wants to be involved with the planning and organization of next year’s event may contact Medlin at 843-549-2549.