Battle Lake's 'Tribute To Gerry Beck' Returns

Former Organizer Pat Kostelecky Will Also Be Honored Sept. 4


August 1, 2021

Photo Courtesy Kathy Deal

Battle Lake will welcome back the "Annual Tribute to Gerry Beck - Gathering of Airplanes" on Saturday, Sept. 4. Two years ago, 81 aircraft participated.

The first Saturday in September the community of Battle Lake will welcome the return of an popular aviation event that will honor two special people.

Pat Kostelecky, a driving force behind the Battle Lake Area Community Fund (BLACF) and the "Annual Tribute to Gerry Beck - Gathering of Airplanes," died unexpectedly in November 2019.

"We are going forward," said Kathy Deal, a good friend of Kostelecky's and BLACF member. "This year will feature a tribute to Pat, and the annual tribute to Gerry. We need to do something for her, because she provided the heart and soul of this event."

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