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Susan Calvin
President of the KC/RC

Missouri club makes its presence known




The Kansas City Radio Control Association (KC/RC) entered its float in three parades in 2013, and walked away with the first-place prize for each.




The club won its last trophy in 2013 for the Halloween Parade, held in Independence, Missouri. The club also took first in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and the Independence Day Parade in Sugar Creek, Missouri.




The club’s float for the Halloween Parade featured seven airplanes including a Fly Baby, a Piper Cub, a Flut-R-Bug, a Hobbico SuperStar 40, a Bristol M-1, and a Rearwin Speedster 6000. The float was decorated with straw, plastic pumpkins, black and orange crepe paper, witches, warlocks, and vampires. Gold foil fringe hung at the bottom of the float.




The float also had a sign with the club’s name, and below it hung a sign that said, “Friendly spirits fly Radio Controlled airplanes.” The Rearwin Speedster 6000 had not yet been painted, so near it was a sign designating it as a “Ghost Plane.”







Club members handed out 1,400 pieces of candy, and distributed brochures about the KC/RC along the parade route.







Members of the KC/RC pose for a photo.







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