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Candy Bomber To Take Last Flight This Weekend

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This Fourth of July weekend, Col. Gail Halverson, also known as the “Candy Bomber” will be taking flight for the last time in Saint George. This event is in partnership between Dixie State University, United We Pledge, Balance of Nature, and the KONY Country 4th of July Celebration.

On July 3, Halverson will be flown over the Greater Zion Stadium where he will be dropping candy. After landing, he will be presented with the first Gail Halverson Lifetime Service Award.

Other activities include honoring nine Washington County veterans and unfurling of ‘Big Betsey’— the largest U-S Flag to be flown.

Kailey Foster is a senior at Utah State University studying Agricultural Communications, Broadcast Journalism, and Political Science while also getting a minor in Agribusiness. She was raised in the dairy industry in Rhode Island where she found her passion for the agriculture industry as a whole. Here at USU, she has held various leadership positions in the Dairy Science Club and the local Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter. She also also served as the 2020 Utah Miss Agriculture and is currently the 2021 Utah Ms. Agriculture. Here at UPR, she works on agriculture news stories and she produces agriculture segments such as USU Extension Highlights, the Green Thumb, and Ag Matters.