YOUNG EAGLES EVENT AT GREENVILLE AIRPORT
Greenville Airport will be the site of a Young Eagles event Saturday, June 2. Tammy Ritzheimer told WGEL the Greenville Pilots Association is putting on a Young Eagles Day and pilots will take kids, age 8-17, up for a free airplane ride. There will be all sorts of information available that day. They will talk about different types of planes, gliders, different aviation-related jobs and they will also look at all the different types of airplanes at the airport. The EAA is a national organization that gives free airplane rides to kids all over the United States. Each event is hosted by local pilots who donate their time so the kids can get a free ride. Parents must sign a permission slip and the permission slips are available at the airport from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information, go to www.youngeagles.org.
GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSES INSURANCE COSTS AND BUDGET
At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greenville City Council discussed insurance costs. Premiums from the current carrier may increase as much as 39%. The council reviewed several ways to address the rising costs including increasing deductibles, having employees share some portion of cost increases, tying premium participation to wellness issues such as smoking or body mass index, or a combination of those actions. Decisions will need to be made in April as enrollment with the current carrier is due soon.
Mayor Gaffner commended residents who attended the Town Hall budget meetings earlier this month. The council scheduled a special meeting for April 24 to discuss the budget. The goal is to have the completed budget before the council for discussion and vote at the May meeting.
GREENVILLE COLLEGE FACTORY THEATRE PRESENTS “QUILTERS”
The Greenville College Factory Theatre presents “Quilters” April 18-21, at 7:30 p.m. “Quilters” is a joyous and moving celebration of American frontier life. Combining music, dance, humor, and scenes of vivid dramatic intensity, the play pays eloquent tribute to the courage and spirit of our nation’s pioneer women. Tickets are $7.00 and are available at Watson’s Drug Store and Jo’s Java. For more information, call 664-6550.