The Mandan Airport will be the site of a Props & Hops fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Hosted by Mandan Aero Center, the event will feature a variety of beverages provided by local breweries and served within an aviation ambiance.
Proceeds from Props & Hops will go to local aircraft and avionics technician Tim Baltzer to help in his battle against cancer. He has been a staple at the Mandan Airport since the 1960s and works at Mandan Aero Center.
Diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma cancer, Baltzer's liver had 20 tumors. He is undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
“Tim has been a part of the Mandan aviation community for decades,” said Mike Aarestad, co-owner of MAC. “It is wonderful to see everyone’s enthusiasm to help a friend in need.”
The evening will include beer from Laughing Sun Brewing Co., Buffalo Commons Brewing Co. and Bird Dog Brewing as well as appetizers from Taylor Made BBQ and local musician Ben Suchy will be performing live. Attendees may bid on numerous silent auction items and there will be multiple aviation static displays to explore.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for kids. They can be purchased at Mandan Aero Center, Bismarck Aero Center and Main Street Drive Thru Liquor or at the door of the event.