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Kids Donate to Honor Flight

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The next Big Sky Honor Flight is one step closer to their fundraising goal; courtesy of some unsuspecting donors.

Thursday at the Reef Waterpark, students from the Huntley Project/Billings Migrant summer school program presented two checks totaling $700.

The kids raised $300 by selling advertising on hot air balloons made out of tissue paper.

Veteran Bill VanWieren says he's thrilled with how enthusiastic the kids are about raising money for the flight.

"These kids have just amazed us coming up with this kind of money," he said. "And the way they raised it was very fabulous. We didn't know the migrant program was here, so we're very proud to have them in the area too."

The majority of the donation came from selling popcorn and snacks at Huntley Project Elementary School. So far 450 veterans have been on an honor flight. The next trip is slated for September 8th and 9th.