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Planning for 2020 Stuart Air Show can begin after grant approved

Posted at 11:04 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 16:27:36-05

STUART, Fla.-- Martin County Commissioners have passed a motion to give The Stuart Air Show a one-time $150,000 grant from the Airport Enterprise Fund.

Stuart Air Show Executive Director Skylar Gorman said the grant means planning for next year can begin. "So, we're feeling really, really good and feeling we have a great leg up to plan the 2020 show."

Gorman said the fund is not supported by tax dollars and that until the motion was approved the future of next year's show and all that entailed was on shaky ground.

"That (grant) money will be earmarked for booking performers and that's just the beginning we still need to fundraise a substantial amount of money from the community," she added.

The 2019 Stuart Air Show was canceled because of weather and a fatal air crash.