Book Fair raises funds for drone organizations

Published Nov 7, 2017 at 4:00pm

NEW HARTFORD — A “Drone Invasion Book Fair” fundraiser for two local drone-related organizations will be held Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble store, 4811 Commercial Drive.

The store will donate a percentage of proceeds from book, toy and cafe purchases to support activities of the CNY Drones Model Aviation Student Club (MASC) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics University MASC at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

The event will include drone-flying demonstrations, interactive flight simulators, a first-time-flyer zone, 3D printing and information on a new “Rig Rescue” drone team challenge, said CNY Drones.

Visitors can take part in a drone raffle with a drawing on Sunday at 5 p.m., at which the winner need not be present, CNY Drones added.

Those unable to attend the fundraiser event can help the two organizations by shopping online from Nov. 11-17 using Book Fair IDs of 12244414 or 12244406.