With the impact of furloughs hitting home for eight at the Museum of Aviation, the non-profit that supports the museum says it has a way to keep those cuts from hurting their educational programs.
Marketing Director Bob Dubiel says those workers will take every Friday through September off, reducing the museum's ability to create exhibits and restore planes.
Dubiel says the museum employs 37 people. Twenty-nine are funded by the non-profit group that supports the museum, the Museum of Aviation Foundation.
He says people can help off-set the loss by coming out to the Museum of Aviation Foundation Auction, Raffle and Taste of Local Cuisine.
It's this Saturday in the Century of Flight Hangar at the museum. Auction items include jewelry, trips, furniture and much more.
The money pays for year-round education programs and the preservation of Air Force history.
Dubiel said, "We are a significant historical facility here that perserves that history, and young kids need to know about the history of aviation and the military."
Tickets for the Museum of Aviation Foundation's Auction, Raffle and Taste of Local Cuisine are on sale now.
$100 admits two people, and enters you for a chance to win $30,000 or a new car.
The auction is this Saturday, July 13th in the Century of Flight Hangar.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. You can buy tickets at the door, or in advance by calling 478-923-6600.