Border to Border Airshow wins award

By XAVIER ZARAGOZA
Wick News Service

Published on Saturday, July 21, 2007

DOUGLAS — Gadsden Hotel owner Robin Brekhus was awarded by the governor’s office for her Border To Border Airshow.

Competing against 12 other nominees throughout the state, it came down to the final three for the Governor’s Award on Tourism.

When Brekhus won for her Border To Border Airshow, she screamed and ran up to the stage, hugged everyone and collected her award, she said.

“I was so excited about winning this award,” she said.

The Governor’s Award on Tourism is presented for events that are held in rural areas with populations of less than 75,000.

Brekhus was competing with cities that had more money and had been hosting events for much longer.

The panelists chose three finalists: Schnepf Farms for their Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party, Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce’s Mountain Village Holiday and the Christmas Committee, and the Gadsden Hotel’s Border to Border Airshow.

“It is such a great distinction to have, especially when it means that the governor and her staff took notice of us in this small corner of Arizona,” Brekhus said.

Brekhus said that she will host the 2nd annual Border to Border Airshow on March 15, 2008.

And she expects it to be bigger and better than this year’s event.

She plans to bring an A-26 bomber, American and Canadian military aircraft, and a Mexican helicopter.

Brekhus also is planning an air show in Rocky Point, Mexico, for Feb. 24, 2008.

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